Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Complexity… Just Happens, Science Writer Carl Zimmer Claims

The human kinesin motor domain. Contrary to what Carl Zimmer claims, this kind of complexity does not “just happen”. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Biological complexity is a difficult nut to crack for evolutionists. Living systems are extremely complex, and the more we get to know about them, the more complex we find them.

Science writer Carl Zimmer attempts to solve this dilemma in Scientific American. The title of his article already suggests what is to follow: The Surprising Origins of Evolutionary Complexity.

Zimmer discusses difficulties (for Darwinists, that is) such as the human eye and seems to advocate the power of random mutations to work miracles.

He refers to evolutionists who believe likewise:

Complexity, they say, is not purely the result of millions of years of fine-tuning through natural selection—the process that Richard Dawkins famously dubbed ‘the blind watchmaker.’ To some extent, it just happens.”

Now, if evolutionists have to resort to saying that complexity just happens, we might suspect that their ideology is in very deep water, about to go the way of the Titanic.


Zimmer, Carl. 2013. The Surprising Origins of Evolutionary Complexity. Scientific American (July 16).