The Extinction of Evolution
- The Extinction of Evolution
A couple years ago I was watching a nature program on the discovery
channel. It was kind of ho hum, until the ending which was so
comical that I had to laugh out loud and point at the tv in disbelief
at what they had just said.
The majority of the program was reporting on the destruction of the
rain forests and other natural habitats. They were trying to alert
and alarm the audience to the problems this could cause if it were to
One of the many problems that they pointed out, was that the
extinction rate of species had been fairly consistant through out
history, up to about forty years ago. But that since then the
extinction rate has more than tripled, and is still increasing as
different critters natural habitats are being destroyed. That the
extinction rate going back as far as they could see was about 300
species per year, and now it is up to 1,000.
Here comes the comic relief. Next, they had to do the nature shows
required evolution propaganda spot.
"And it takes 10,000 years for a new species to evolve, so you can
see why it took so long for everything to come into existence."
I was stunned at first, then I couldn't stop chuckling. Oops, the
editor didn't catch it, and evolutionary rates got mentioned back to
back. Evolutionists can't afford to do that, because their rates
often work against each other.
Lets just take a look at these two rates in a formula.
-300 species go extinct per year
+ 1 new species every 10,000 years
+ billions of years
= Every species
By this formula by the time we get one new species, 3 million have
gone extinct. So obviously, the more time the fewer species, which
is exactly opposite of what the theory of evolution states.
Of course, these rates will be disputed and new ones suggested by
various evolutionists. But no matter what rates they come up with,
if the rate of new species evolving into existence, isn't higher than
the average historical extinction rate. The theory of evolution
can't be considered valid, it should go the way of the dinosaurs and
be considered extinct too.
- 10,000 years for species to evolve is quite ridiculous! Speciation is
simply the reproductive isolation of a breeding group that is part of a
larger population. Speciation occurs through many mechanisms and it is
clear that it is part of the design by which organisms adapt to
environmental inconsistencies. Speciation allows the effect of natural
selection to be amplified by isolating the gene pool that is
experiencing the selective affect. If there is no reproductive
isolation, the favorable phenotype which will be relatively dilute in a
large gene pool, but in smaller groups a uniquely beneficial form could
take over in a couple of generations and completely change the nature of
the organism in that region.
It is quite possible some organisms speciated even before being released
from the ark, but it is certain every creature speciated almost
immediately following their release. The primary mechanism inducing
speciation is migration, and more specifically migration into
uncolonized regions. During the release or postflood reoccupation, the
animals migrated onto an empty planet and the certainty of geographic
isolation during such a movement means that there may well have been
1000 speciation events the first year.
Evolution occurs by design through a history of genetic recombination
and natural selection. Mutations and randomness have nothing to do with
it. The differences found among offspring from the same parents are not
due to mutations, but crossing-over reactions performed by the cell
during meiosis. It is from these differences that nature selects and
through which evolution occurs. These reactions are part of the grand
design and are performed so that organism can specialize to
environmental specifics. Genetic recombination is almost totally
uncharacterized, and as such we can place no limitation on their ability
to modify the genome or the characteristics of the individual.
Christopher W. Ashcraft
Plant Transformation Specialist
From: Dan Cadd [mailto:dan@...]
>"And it takes 10,000 years for a new species to evolve, so you can
>see why it took so long for everything to come into existence."
>Lets just take a look at these two rates in a formula
>-300 species go extinct per year
> 10,000 years for species to evolve is quite ridiculous! SpeciationI certainly won't disagree with you that 10,000 years for a new
>is simply the reproductive isolation of a breeding group that is
>part of a larger population. Speciation occurs through many
>mechanisms and it is clear that it is part of the design by which
>organisms adapt to environmental inconsistencies.
species to evolve is ridiculous. That wasn't my number, I was only
quoting the nature show. However, I have heard the same number used
from other sources, why some evolutionist groups have chosen it, I
have no idea. But personally I think the actual answer is that it
The Speciation that you are referring to, I would call adaptability
within a species Kind, not a entirely new kind of species. I readily
agree with you that the environmental changes species were faced with
after the flood, caused a variety of changes within kinds of species,
so that they could adapt to different situations. But I don't think
that they changed to become distinctly new kinds. I think God set
down the boundaries when He created us, each to reproduce after our
own kind, even though I do think there is a wide range of
adaptability within a kind.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Dan Cadd [mailto:dan@...]
>I certainly won't disagree with you that 10,000 years for a newanswer is
>species to evolve is ridiculous. But personally I think the actual
>that it never happens.think
>The Speciation that you are referring to, I would call adaptability
>within a species Kind, not a entirely new kind of species. But I don't
>that they changed to become distinctly new kinds.Speciation never happens? The establishment of reproductively isolated
populations is so common, it may occur every day...
A species is a breeding population that is reproductively isolated from
other such groups. The species state is very important for the
evolutionary success of the organism, and critical for understanding the
history of any Biblical kind.
Speciation occurs at the moment a reproducing group becomes separated
from its parent population. The species state is therefore transient as
the two groups can reunite at any point. However, there appears to be an
instinctive impulse that induces organism to remain reproductively
isolated after reuniting, and following an extended period of separation
the two groups can become permanently incompatible and unable to mate
under any circumstance.
These two factors indicate that speciation occurs by design, and from
what we know of evolution it appear to play a significant role in the
ability of any Biblical kind to adapt to multiple habitats. Speciation
or reproductive isolation allows the result of genetic recombination to
become inbred within a minor subgroup. Such inbreeding converts any
population to a pure breed that will soon only distribute the selected
characteristic to future offspring. Speciation is a divinely designed
breeding program for characteristics proven naturally beneficial...
Speciation assures that a beneficial form has a chance to transform a
portion of the kind population to a new form. If speciation never
occurred, then the entire kind would theoretically all look the same,
and adaptations to specific environmental conditions would likely not
occur or at a snails pace in comparison. Animals do evolve, and
speciation is key to understanding why a kind now exists as numerous and
maybe even countless species with different physical and behavioral
characteristics. These differences were developed during period of
reproductive isolation we call speciation.
Genetic Engineer - Plant Transformations
- Brother Chris,
You wrote (readers digest version):
>...following an extended period of separation the two groups canIt is an interesting point of view and not without merits, and I
>become permanently incompatible and unable to mate under any
> Speciation assures that a beneficial form has a chance to transform
>a portion of the kind population to a new form. If speciation never
>occurred, then the entire kind would theoretically all look the same,
>and adaptations to specific environmental conditions would likely not
>occur or at a snails pace in comparison. Animals do evolve, and
>speciation is key to understanding why a kind now exists as numerous
>and maybe even countless species with different physical and
can see that you are convinced that your conclusions are the best
explanation of the facts (you may be right). However, I have yet to
be persauded that macro or micro evolution even exist, or have ever
played a part of the variety of creatures that we see. I think
another just as plausible explanation, is that God made a enormous
variety of kinds, and a wide range of adaptability within kinds, but
that creatures never evolve beyond their kinds.
I certainly haven't seen evidence that any humans have evolved
beyond our kind yet (Jesus excluded).
May the Lord bless you and yours!!! Dan Cadd