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[a FUndie goes to the Galapagos]

The islands abound with unusual life. Going there was a wonderful "animal experience" for all of us, for the animals show little fear of humans...

Evolutionists make much of the adaptation of land-based iguanas to ocean life. But is this evolution? No! The two rather different "species" freely interbreed in the wild. Evolution is about the origin of new species from existing species, but here we see the amalgamation of species, the opposite of evolution.

Evolutionists trumpet the several Galapagos finch "species" as arising by adaptation from one species. Creationists agree, but this did not happen through evolution. Normally the finch types segregate by lifestyle according to their beak shape, but in times of stress they interbreed and combine. No evolution here. The flightless cormorants are recognizably related to other species of cormorant on other continents, but these have lost the use of their wings. Since when is the loss of a useful structure an evolutionary development? The real question is how animals acquire wings in the first place, not how they lose them.

No, there is no evolution happening on the Galapagos Islands. They really are a showcase for creation. On display is God's wise creative design in preparing robust gene pools in each created "kind" that enable all of God's creatures to adapt and survive varying conditions.


John D. Morris, PhD, Institute for Creation Research 78 Comments [5/12/2009 8:14:53 AM]
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Would you people get the fuck off our planet already? Your idiocy is ruining it for the rest of us.

5/12/2009 8:17:16 AM

Mihangel apYrs

WTF is Institute for Creation RESEARCH???!

I thought goddidit was all they needed.

Making shit up to fit the facts and squeeze it into a babble straightjacket isn't research

5/12/2009 8:19:12 AM

Paschal Wagner

So... God made them lose a useful structure?

What an asshole.

5/12/2009 8:19:50 AM

musicalbookworm

Wow! I can feel the breeze from the facts and logic flowing right over his head!

5/12/2009 8:24:21 AM

Doctor Whom

Since when is the loss of a useful structure an evolutionary development? The real question is how animals acquire wings in the first place, not how they lose them.

Them evil-utionists is so dumb, us smart people gots to tell them what evil-ution is. Evil-ution ain't no adaptation by natural selection. Evil-ution is a cat mating with a giraffe and giving birth to a turtle. At least that's what Pastor says, and that's good enough for me.

5/12/2009 8:32:17 AM

JonnyTruant

What I find fascinating is that they actually have nothing to research so they spend all their time trying to rationalize their beliefs or poke holes in evolution using their patented Christian Babble® technique.

5/12/2009 8:32:49 AM

emau99

So...when and where can we expect to see your results published?

5/12/2009 8:34:30 AM



Evolutionists make much of the adaptation of land-based iguanas to ocean life. But is this evolution? No! The two rather different "species" freely interbreed in the wild.
If that's true, then they aren't different species. I think.

5/12/2009 8:41:21 AM



No, there is no evolution happening on the Galapagos Islands... robust gene pools in each created "kind" enable all of God's creatures to adapt and survive varying conditions.

... oh wow.

5/12/2009 8:41:35 AM

wackadoodle

Oh what nice sciencey sounding drivel you will never show to anyone with a degree in biology.

5/12/2009 8:45:29 AM

Swedish Pagan

Evolution does not mean what you think it means.

"Since when is the loss of a useful structure an evolutionary development? The real question is how animals acquire wings in the first place, not how they lose them."
Both the loss and the gain is interesting, dumbass. And if they lost it, then it was not useful, or the species was more successful without it.

What are you PhD of? Not biology or history, that's for sure. Religion? Philosophy? Or is it just a username on the internet?

5/12/2009 8:45:59 AM

Dan Onymous

"Normally the finch types segregate by lifestyle according to their beak shape..."

They didn't evolve: they're just racist snobs?

5/12/2009 8:46:46 AM



PhD in ignorance for Jesus

5/12/2009 8:47:13 AM

Table Rock

The ignorance and stupidity in that post is nearing critical mass.

And according to Wikipedia, he has a BS in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Geological Engineering. And if you're wondering what Geological Engineering is, it's the science dealing with engineering structures that involve geological features (roads, tunnels, dams, mines etc.)

5/12/2009 8:55:03 AM

pfft

Let us see Darwin spent 5 years on the beagle traveling around the world. Then a few more years thinking about it (along with Wallace - an interesting read also) before publishing a book.

This guy spends 1 week ("This became a reality when Doug Phillips and Vision Forum asked me to accompany them to the Galapagos during the week of March 9-15").

5/12/2009 8:55:17 AM

Higgs Boson

Unfair! I've never had a chance to go to the Galapagos, and I would actually enjoy it!

Put simply, their objectives are twofold:

1. To put as stop to all further investigation into the nature of things by saying that we already know that it was done by magic.

2. To convince as many people as they can that biologists constantly engage in purposeful lies and deception, specifically to cause Christians as much emotional pain as possible.

I am willing, although with reservations, to accept that creationists may simply be honestly mistaken in their beliefs. Creationists rarely extend that courtesy to anyone who accepts the consensus view of biology. They can't: it HAS to be a case of wanton dishonesty with the sole purpose of trying to "destroy" people's faith.

5/12/2009 8:57:57 AM

Papabear

Just saying it's creation doesn't make it so. The ToE is backed up by mountains of evidence, your claim is backed up by... your claim.


In the absence of predators, the cormorant's wings may not be necessary or really very useful and may significantly impede swimming and diving for food.

5/12/2009 9:02:07 AM

Mister Spak

"Evolutionists make much of the adaptation of land-based iguanas to ocean life. But is this evolution? No! "

There are kinds that creep upon the earth, and kinds that swim in the sea. Read your own mythology book, dumbass.

"Since when is the loss of a useful structure an evolutionary development? "

Since when does evolution cause the loss of useful structures? It causes the loss of useless structures so they do not consume energy the organism needs to live. Individuals who lose these useless structures
have a competetive advantage in that they are able to survive during famines, while individuals who must feed their useless structures starve.

If you're going to oppose evolution you should learn about it first so you don't say things like this amd make yourself and your religion look retarded.

5/12/2009 9:02:35 AM

EvoPagan

One would think that a so-called PhD would have actually looked up the definition of evolution at some point in his academic career.

5/12/2009 9:18:48 AM

draco_nite

I can't make any sense out of this guy.

5/12/2009 9:23:26 AM

Dio Fa

If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit.

5/12/2009 9:27:53 AM

Osiris

Can I ask you something?

What is evolution?

5/12/2009 9:30:39 AM

speccy4i

but in times of stress they interbreed and combine.

To form, CAPTAIN PLANET!!!

Creationism is fun!

5/12/2009 9:33:47 AM

fundiesRtehlulz

Fail

5/12/2009 9:35:03 AM

Berny

You can lead a fundie to information but you can't make him think.

5/12/2009 9:38:42 AM
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