Atheism is a faith based religion. One of the tenets of this religion is abiogenesis, life beginning on it’s own. Another is evolution. It is difficult to get atheists to talk about abiogenesis, because of the inescapable requirement of faith it brings. Atheists will argue for evolution, but their material is very limited. If you discuss evolution with one atheist, you’ve discussed it with all of them. They use the same talking points, link the same web sites, and all seem oblivious to advances in science which have debunked many of their beliefs. They always cite archaeopteryx (a bird) and tiktaalik (a fish) as transitional fossils, yet both have been debunked due to the lack of evidence connecting them with any other species before or after them. We have a few fossil specimens of each and no observable signs of evolutionary change in either. It’s funny to point out that the coelacanth is a similar fish to the tiktaalik and was thought to have been extinct for 66 million years, until they were found happily swimming around off the coast of South Africa. Unchanged, not evolved, but alive. They go great with lemon and butter!
Note that I use the term species loosely. There are so many definitions of the word. Scientists have never agreed on what actually constitutes a species. The term is man made. A more accurate term is kind. It’s Biblical, so atheists hate it and always ask what “kind” means as if asking that is some sort of insult, since scientists didn’t invent the term. When they ask what “kind” means, I just link them the same web page they always link me when telling me what a species is. They never actually read anything they link to you. Often atheists will give me this link, spew obscenities at me and tell me that it is the definition of species and that kinds don’t exist. I tell them to read their own link:
New World Encyclopedia: Species are the basic taxonomic units of biological classification. This grouping of organisms of “like kind” into discrete and stable units has been traced at least from the time of Plato and Aristotle.
Back to the claim that tiktaalik is a transitional fossil, the strongest evidence supporting this is a drawing where five fish are lined up with tiktaalik in the middle, to show an apparent evolutionary change. Once that drawing is corrected to show the scale of the actual fossils, the illusion of evolutionary relationship vanishes. I have corrected the drawing here.
Without fail, atheists claim that bacteria evolve a resistance to antibiotics or that the flu virus is an example of evolution. After all, we have to change the vaccine each year to combat a new flu strain. In the mind of an atheist, we get a vaccine and produce antibodies, then the flu virus gets hit with the antibodies and a few of them suddenly realize that danger is present, so they undergo a mutation that makes them resistant to the antibodies. This is considered evidence of micro evolution. Using supposition disguised as logic, they assume that over time, many micro evolutionary changes add up, so that eventually it is possible to go from the first multi-cellular life form, algae, to a human being.
There is just one problem with this logic. Once a flu virus is attacked by an antibody that can kill it, it’s too late to mutate a resistance to it. The fact of the matter is, the resistance is already there in some of the virus. Using a flu virus as an example, its DNA is extraordinarily complex and allows a countless variety of resistances. The resistances are present at random throughout the entire collective of the virus. If every flu virus were identical, then it would be simple to kill off every single one and make it extinct. The beautiful and complex programming of the DNA allows variation within the kind, so that not every one is susceptible to the same dangers. Almost anything can be thrown at the virus, but some will survive to carry on.
The survivors with the highest resistance to a particular antibody will inevitably procreate more, so the next generation will consist of a majority which carry the same resistance that saved the virus from extinction. They all still carry the same previous genetic possibilities within their DNA programming. Previous traits that were wiped out will slowly return as those DNA sequences come back up again randomly when the virus multiplies. DNA is coded in a quaternary programming language that is far more complex than the binary programming that computers use today. The number of variations that are possible for certain traits within a life form is staggering.
It is not evolution for certain preexisting possible traits to present themselves. It is not evolution for a trait to be more successful if something is selectively targeting other traits and removing them from the gene pool. Atheists confuse natural selection with evolution. In nature, if a species of moth varies in color from black to white and a predator can more easily pick out black moths on white tree trunks, then the white moths will inevitably be more successful breeders. It is not evolution for white moths to survive an attack on black moths. The white moths were always there and just carry on. The attack on the black moths may change the ratio of color traits in the moth community, but this is due to the removal of DNA information that is encoded for black, not due to a mutation in the DNA to make moths lighter. No mutation happens. No evolution happens. Black moths just get targeted and white moths get to live another day. Grey moths sleep with one eye open.
It is always possible for the more successful traits to become the targets of calamity and for detrimental traits to become beneficial. This is the purpose of having variation within the kind. This was witnessed in the study of peppered moths in industrial England. When industrial soot covered trees making them blacker, the white moths became the easier targets and the black moths were suddenly the more successful of the bunch. There were always varying shades of white and black peppered moths. There still are. No evolutionary genetic change has ever been recorded in these moths. Different conditions that make it hard on one trait make it easier on another trait, so that the entire species carries on, always remaining exactly the same species. No evolution from one species to another has ever been observed, so assuming it happens is a faith based assumption. Here is an easy way to tell the difference between selection and evolution.
Evidence for evolution is always presented in drawings, so I’ll break out the crayons and do the same. Atheists understand drawings. I don’t claim my drawings to be evidence though, like they do. This is merely a representation of my view. No evidence disputes my view. No evidence can be put forth that allows evolution to be observed. We know that it is impossible to select what isn’t there, so this will be made so easy to understand that it will infuriate atheists. I invite their comments.
Let’s demonstrate how bacteria survive as a species when confronted with antibiotics. Atheists claim that the bacteria evolve a resistance and become stronger and stronger. It’s understandable for people who were indoctrinated at taxpayer expense to believe the fairy tale they were taught. It would just be nice if they developed skepticism and a desire to see actual evidence. This demonstration using sheep (ovis aries) will explain what really happens.
Fighting the Ovisariescoccus Bacteria:
Ovisariescocci in their natural environment.
Scientists develop an antibiotic that kills ovisariescoccus.
Many of the ovisariescoccus are killed, but others have a preexisting resistance to the antibiotic with varied effectiveness.
Remaining ovisariescocci breed, passing on their strongest traits more often than others. The ratio of varied traits is now different.
Scientists call this new ratio of traits among preexisting ovisariescocci a strain. Nothing has evolved. They create a new antibiotic that is more effective against this strain.
Once again, an antibiotic takes its toll on the ovisariescocci, but some are more resistant than others to this different attack.
If targeted, selection for killing stops, the entire community eventually goes back to normal, as it thrives in its natural environment.
What never happens after an antibiotic hits the ovisariescoccus community:
New traits do not evolve. Preexisting traits do better or worse depending on the conditions they face. When conditions change which bring hardship to a flourishing trait, another trait could find the condition beneficial and thrive. The species carries on.
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