I remember a conversation with a Christian friend of mine a few years ago.
It was one of the many (and lengthy) conversations we had about evolution vs. creationism.
One interesting point he raised that made me think hard about evolutionary theory was (and I’m paraphrasing here, it *was* a couple of years back and my memory aint what it used to be)…
“If you change DNA even a little bit, it dies. Therefore the random changes required by evolutionary theory cannot happen.”
Now, I’m no genetic biologist (and neither is he as it happens), but…
If that’s true, why am I not physically identical to my father or mother?
Combining DNA to make a new offspring is how reproduction works (apart from Meiosis). If you can’t alter the structure of DNA without it perishing, how can you combine two to make an offspring?
I’ve started examining the science and concepts behind the theory of evolution and natural selection in a lot more detail recently. How come, so far, everything I’ve read and watched supports this theory? Even the so called ‘Evolution Busters’ are easily and rationally explainable using without breaking Darwin’s evolutionary model.
Most of the Evolution Buster argument seem to stem from a deep misunderstanding (either deliberately to obfusticate the truth for some personal agenda, or through a blindness to investigate properly) about how evolution and natural selection work. For example: “How can such ordered complexity (such as an eye or an ear) come from random changes?”. Answer: the changes may be random but the selection process for success is not.
Also, why haven’t I found a single (and believe me I’ve looked), piece of evidence or experiment to support the hypothisis (it certainly isn’t a theory) of Intelligent Design that can’t be explained evolutionary theory?
What we do find, are arguments made by the ID crowd as to why evolution is wrong. So far, no one seems to have found evidence as to why ID is right or, more worryingly why it should be tought as a science in our schools.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts, one way or the other. I’m more interested in somone showing me any evidence that refutes evolutionary theory and promotes ID.