Sometimes you just have to sit and stare dumbfounded at the appalling stupidity creationists will state with absolute conviction. Here’s an example that will leave you awestruck, too: a site that declares there is a Darwin conspiracy, and cites three fatal flaws that they claim conclusively prove that evolution is wrong. You might expect that such a grand claim would be accompanied by arguments that are at least impressively sophisticated … but no, we get two claims that kids should learn the answers to in high school, and a third that is just flaky and weird.
Wow, but these are amazingly stupid claims.
Fatal Flaw #1
Evolution is missing a mathematical formula.
Every scientific law has a formula or formula equivalent. Theories that cannot produce a working formula are proven false. Darwinians have failed to produce an Evolution Formula.
Hmmm. So this kook has never heard of the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, doesn’t know the names J.B.S. Haldane, Sewall Wright, or Ronald Fisher, and doesn’t know that one of the major motivations for the development of the science of statistics was to mathematically describe variation in populations?
You’ve got to wonder where this fellow got his education in evolution.
Fatal Flaw #2
Darwinian evolution is missing a way to add genes.
Darwinian Evolution requires that organisms be able to add genes as they evolve to more complex organisms but there is no genetic mechanism for adding a gene — mutations do not create new genes they only alter an existing gene.
OK. Unequal crossing over. We’re done.
Seriously, your first term of college genetics will go over the list of modes of mutations: point mutations, insertions, translocations, deletions, and duplications, etc. This isn’t super-duper rocket science that only an Einstein-like genius can possibly understand — it’s basic biology.
Here you go: a paper describing the mutliple ways genes can be added.
Fatal Flaw #3
Helpless babies contradict ‘Survival of the Fittest’
The babies of nearly all birds and mammals are helpless at birth. Darwin could not explain this so he ignored babies but every helpless baby is proof Darwin was wrong.
He expands this argument to claim that if evolution were true, every modern species ought to give birth to completely self-reliant offspring. Heck, why not go all the way: every human baby ought to leap right out of the vagina with razor sharp fangs and claws, ready to hunt down and rip the throat out of a gazelle.
Hey, how about the amazing idea that parental investment and care evolved as the mechanism to enhance the fitness of newborns? Our offspring may be helpless on their own, but they’re born into a family and clan and tribe and other complex social units that provide the security they need.
Would you believe this loon then blames biologists for lying to everyone?
We are not the only ones who thought about this. Evolution scientists know this, but they have suppressed the truth in a worldwide Darwin Conspiracy.
Right. We’ve been hiding the fact that babies are soft, limp, tiny, helpless blobs from The People.
This web page is a perfect example of the fact that creationism is based on ignorance shouted out boldly without regard for the facts. It’s a shameful disgrace — and it’s interesting to note that the author has hidden his identity. If I’d written something this stupid, I’d be careful to leave my name off of it, too.