Sunday, April 29, 2007

Do Darwinists Subconsciously Disbelieve Darwinian Mechanisms?

Two events have been kicking around in my brain for a while now.

1) A dolphin was discovered with extra fins. Here is how it was described:
Japanese researchers said Sunday that a bottlenose dolphin captured last month has an extra set of fins that could be the remains of hind legs, a discovery that may provide further evidence that ocean-dwelling mammals once lived on land.

2) A while back on the Family Guy, there was an episode where the Griffins get superpowers from toxic waste and they become bad guys. Mayor Adam West, in an attempt to obtain his own superpowers, rolls around in toxic waste. Cut to a seen in a doctor's office where the doctor breaks the news that he has lymphoma.

I found this dialogue online:
Doctor: Mayor West, it appears you have lymphoma... probably from rolling around in that toxic waste. What were you trying to prove?
Mayor West: I was trying to gain super powers.
Doctor: Well that's just stupid.
Mayor West: Stupid? Yes. Idiotic? Yes.

Notice something (probably because of the post's title)? Family Guy, who have poked fun at Intelligent Design before, know that mutations are most likely going to give you cancer, not some new comic book ability. The scientists from Japan assumed the previously unseen feature in dolphins were remnants, not a new feature. In other words, they thought the most likely thing to occur was a loss of a feature coming back to the fore, not the creation of a new feature.

I think people know the truth intuitively. Random mutations do not create a net gain of information in a biological system. At least not enough to do anything horribly useful and beneficial.

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No, no...

...they just don't believe that we can observe them with our own eyes.
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