Saturday, 1 May 2010

How to get a whale from a cow

Some think Ambulocetus looked like this. Image courtesy of Nobu Tamura, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Joel Kontinen

Darwinists believe that whales moved into the oceans from dry land. The very name of the assumed whale ancestor Ambulocetus means a walking whale. However, this kind of change is anything but simple and hardly the type we can believe in.

Mathematician and philosopher David Berlinski calculates that a cow-like creature living on dry land would have needed at least 50, 000 morphological changes for such a move. From skin to the breathing apparatus, almost everything has to be changed if the cow wants to stay alive in its new watery environment. Like transforming a car into a submarine, it needs an enormous amount of changes.

Doctor Berlinski says that the fossil record does not support the view that such vast changes would ever have occurred in the extent required by Darwinian evolution.