Response to a Common Argument

 

University professors, who should really know better, state that “evolution is everywhere,” referring to minor changes in coloration, nose size in family members, or whatever change you might notice. So how should one answer that line of reasoning?

First of all, it is appropriate to point out that you have to start with something to get any changes at all. So, how do we get the genetic pool in the first place that spells out coloration, nose size, etc. It is an amazing faith to believe that “no” genetic information existed, and suddenly, out of that “nothing,” without any higher power, all of the genetic information arose which would fill billions of encyclopedias.

Secondly, those who hold to the argument that minor changes or “micro” evolution surely leads to major changes or (what used to be called) macro-evolution must have a great deal of faith in time, and chance. Even many evolutionists (including a major conference of several hundred) have concluded that micro-evolution does not necessarily translate into macro-evolution.

The type of minor changes usually presented to us as evidence of evolution are almost always a recombination of genetic information that is already present in the originally created genetic pool.

Recombination of what is already present will never explain the origin of genetic information in the first place. You have to start with something!

Let me explain it another way. Think about taking the 5 colors of paint that artists usually start with: black, white, red, yellow and blue. By mixing black or white with any one of the other colors, or by mixing the other colors together with varying amounts of each, you can get an endless variety of colors and shades. You might say you “evolved” a new color, but it is only a combination of what was there originally. If you don’t have all of the basic colors, it certainly limits the potential. For example, if all you had were black, white, and blue, all you would get are shades of blue.

This is the problem with macro-evolution. Micro-evolution uses the colors of ink that are available to choose from; macro must get new basic colors. In fact, macro-evolution starts with nothing and somehow, mysteriously all the basic colors appear (of course, with the magic evolutionary wand of time and accidents). If yellow and red pigments are not present, you only get shades of blue. Try as you like, you can’t get any shades of yellow or red, so evolutionists will be left singing the blues. You might assume that some lucky “mutations” produced yellow and red colors from black, white, or blue, but that is only an assumption.

To sum it up, macro-evolution starts with no colors and ends up with every color. This is supposed to happen by micro-evolution. However, micro-evolution has to have something there to begin with to even get minor variations. Since you can’t get something from nothing, evolution is shot down.

 

Dave Nutting

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