|Evolution Berkeley: Evolution 101|
This page is an analysis of a very deceptive and convincing online mini-class on evolution that is offered by Berkeley. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_01
"Biological evolution, simply put, is descent with modification" No one would disagree with either descent or modification. One wonders why such and obvious point would be made, and, if this is all the evolutionism is, then why the controversy? Why is it rejected by so many?
There is a reason. The word, evolution, is used in this nebulous way on purpose, for use in equivocation later. This entire course is a lesson in hypnotic pacing and leading.
The page then mentions the non-controversial fact of "the descent of different species from a common ancestor over many generations." Species are within kinds/families of living things. This actually can be observed.
The Berkeley course then goes into a lot of "tree structure" for their story of the supposed evolutionary tree of life. The supposed trees only have evidence below the family level. Yet the trees contain made-up data that goes well beyond what the evidence supports. No evidence is found for transitions between the families of living things, (Actually families are probably not exactly the same as the created kinds, but they are fairly close.)
"Several times in the past, biologists have committed themselves to the erroneous idea that life can be organized on a ladder of lower to higher organisms. This idea lies at the heart of Aristotle's Great Chain of Being (see right). Similarly, it's easy to misinterpret phylogenies as implying that some organisms are more "advanced" than others; however, phylogenies don't imply this at all." The word, phylogeny, is introduced, a word which, by definition, presupposes molecules-to-man. The entire concept is not science but a dogma of the atheist religion as illustrated by their comment about the chart on the right.
Note that the tree structure assumes transitional forms. There is only imagination and no evidence to support the tree structures, but the lack of evidence is never mentioned. There are no undisputed transitional forms. At any moment, there are several claimed transitional forms. When those have to finally be discarded because they have been debunked, new ones take their place. The fact is that evolution would require billions upon billions of transitional forms and not one exists.
Bill Nye made a statement about the separation of fossils from each other in this geologic column. He said that one specific fossil was never found with this other one and if it were found, then he would give up the theory. When it is found, he would not. He would make up a story to explain it when it happens. These boundaries are becoming more fuzzy over time. Evolution scientists are finding an increasing number of fossils in the wrong place. History tells us that evolution scientists just ignore the evidence, make excuses, or finally modify the model to accommodate these fossils if the evidence is overwhelming. The theory cannot be falsified by any information, since stories are endless. Creation scientists have discovered is that when fossils are found in the wrong place, they are routinely ignored, put off to the side, not reported, or named a new name to avoid flagging the fact that they are in the wrong place.
Just a note here: any story about history cannot be falsified if two criteria are met: it can be changed and someone has the motivation to change it. Anything that falsifies the story of molecules-to-man is against Atheism, so there is ample motivation. It isn't that Atheists are so prevalent, but ungodly people are willing to do what it takes, where Christians generally are constrained. The teachings of Christ do not include coercion of message control. Theologies generally are difficult to falsify because they can be changed and adapted. Evolution's story is constantly changing and adapting as is Big Bang and Old Earth. None of these stories are science. The Bible cannot be changed and still have credibility. We have what we have. The theories of how the flood might have happened or what the introduction of sin did to change "natural" laws or not change "natural" laws, are pure speculation and can be changed. The word, natural, in the previous sentence, has been put in quotes for a purpose. When we say natural laws, we are simply referring to the way that God is working to maintain everything faithfully. Miracles are unexpected by us but fully within the nature of the God Who created and Who maintains nature. You will not that this revealed truth is the opposite of the arbitrary assumption of Naturalism that is so dogmatically held by the ungodly.
Of course, Wald was speaking of an older definition of evolution, yet another definition, molecules-to-man, and the beginning of life in particular. But the same idea applies to the supposed changes leading to the development of families of living things. However, time doesn't actually help evolutionism (It is merely magician's patter.) because of the Laws of Universal Information and the Laws of Thermodynamics. The Second Law of Thermodynamics, though developed using a theoretical close system, applies to all systems closed and open. Adding energy to a system from outside simply speeds the process along. Consider that car that is kept in the garage compared to the car that is kept in sunlight.
The Urey-Miller experiment showed that adding energy to a caustic environment could produce amino acids, but not the kind of amino acids that life is made of (Creating the correct amino acids has never been accomplished by anyone). It also proved that a special device would be needed to get any of the amino acids that were created away from the energy source since the energy source is much more efficient at destroying amino acids than creating them. Such a device is not found in nature. As a side note, it must be mentioned that an amino acid is so far from a self-replicating life form that there is no comparison.
"Evolution is the process by which modern organisms have descended from ancient ancestors." Now, how many pages later, the equivocation triggered the bold-faced lie. Remember that evolution is merely "descent with modification." So, now the definition has changed? No. This was the intent of the first phony definition. It is a bait and switch tactic. It is equivocation.
"The basic evolutionary mechanisms — mutation, migration, genetic drift, and natural selection — can produce major evolutionary change if given enough time." As pointed out previously, this is an untrue statement.
"Many lineages on the tree of life exhibit stasis, which just means that they don't change much for a long time, as shown in the figure to the right." This is talking about supposed macro-evolution, but the reality is that every kind of animal exhibits stasis from a macroevolution standpoint.
This is the crux of the whole matter. The point was not proven. In fact, all the evidence is really against it.
None of the problems of the violations of the various scientific laws in mentioned. If they are ever mentioned, they are brushed away with lies or other tactic. Bill Nye gives a perfect example as he states that the Second Law of Thermodynamics only operates in a closed system. That is not true. The details of the theory were worked out with the assumption of a closed system, but if the Second Law of Thermodynamics didn't operate on the Earth because the Sun's energy comes to the Earth, then we would not see rotting or decay. Our digestive systems would not work. The Second Law kills molecules-to-man evolution. The First Law of Thermodynamics kills the Big Bang.
Then there is some speculative writing on the pace of something (molecules-to-man) that has not been shown to have happened.
Last updated: Apr, 2014
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