Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Evolution: Storytelling and Magic

Something from nothing? Image courtesy of Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).

Joel Kontinen

What would be left of Darwinian evolution if its adherents did not invoke storytelling and the miraculous appearances of new body parts?

Very, very little. Here’s a recent example published online in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) of an attempt to explain why the Cambrian Explosion produced an incredible assortment of novelty in almost no time.

There are few putative macroevolutionary trends or rules that withstand scrutiny. Here, we test and verify the purported tendency for animal clades to reach their maximum morphological variety relatively early in their evolutionary histories (early high disparity),” the authors say in their abstract.

Translation: The “Cambrian” animals appear fully functional without any obvious ancestors. Darwinists have to resort to inventive explanations to come up with anything that would sound plausible.

There is a much more credible explanation for the Cambrian Explosion (and the millions of years that evolution cannot do without): Noah’s Flood. The rock layers indicate the order of burial, not the appearance of new species.


Hughes, Martin, Sylvain Gerber and Matthew Albion Wills. 2013. Clades reach highest morphological disparity early in their evolution.
PNAS (July 24).