January 21, 2020 | David F. Coppedge

Evolving Everything Except Sense

When they have a magic wand, evolutionists see everything as a rabbit and every environment as a hat.


In Darwinism, magic is an everyday thing. Whenever an organism thrives in its habitat, the habitat must have brought forth the organism—like magic. But do Stanford bunnies emerge from 3-D printers all by themselves? This is the fallacy of Darwinism. A tall tree does not create the giraffe to eat its leaves. The properties of H2O do not create dolphins and ichthyosaurs to swim in it. Wood does not create a woodpecker, nor do the physical properties of a brain cause sense to emerge. But “evolution” is a magic word, and “natural selection” is its magic wand. It can make Stuff Happen without the need for necessary and sufficient causes. Evolution is necessary and sufficient in and of itself. Why would any biologist look further? Give it millions of unobserved years, and stuff must happen. It’s a law of nature.

How Do You Call Someone Who Lacks Ears?

Study Traces Evolution of Acoustic Communication (University of Arizona). [Reader warning! A “study” has occurred. Be prepared to be hoodwinked!]

Imagine taking a hike through a forest or a stroll through a zoo and not a sound fills the air, other than the occasional chirp from a cricket. No birds singing, no tigers roaring, no monkeys chattering – and no human voices, either. Acoustic communication among vertebrate animals is such a familiar experience that it seems impossible to imagine a world shrouded in silence.

But why did the ability to shout, bark, bellow or moo evolve in the first place? In what is likely the first study of its kind, John J. Wiens, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology in the University of Arizona College of Science, and Zhuo Chen, a visiting scientist from Henan Normal University in Xinxiang, China, traced the evolution of acoustic communication in terrestrial vertebrates back to 350 million years ago.

It seems sensible to suppose that acoustic communication presupposes the existence of ears. No problem. Evolution must have invented those, too, even though the “study” did not consider the complexities of an ear. Nothing is too difficult to imagine for an experienced “professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.” After all, he has 350 million Darwin Years to play with for ears and sound generators to “emerge. “Why, even Luciano Pavarotti and Maria Callas are predictable outcomes of this theory.

With his magic Charlie wand, U of A prof John Wiens can even explain opposite outcomes, given so much time.

The authors [of the “study”] point out that their findings likely apply not only to acoustic communication, but also to other evolutionary traits driven by the ecological conditions known to shape the evolution of species.  While it had been previously suggested that ecology was important for signal evolution, it was thought to apply mostly to subtle differences among closely related species.

“Here, we show that this idea of ecology shaping signal evolution applies over hundreds of millions of years and to fundamental types of signals, such as being able to communicate acoustically or not,” Wiens said.

The power of natural selection over millions of years is an idea that grows on the biology student. Just close your eyes and imagine. To facilitate understanding, utter the mantra, “Mooooooooo” over and over.

Listen to the Tetrapod Foot

Fins and Limbs Tell Evolutionary Tale (George Washington University). Biology students at GWU could use a little sense, like “fins and limbs don’t tell evolutionary tales; people do.” But they’re not likely to have their skilled manipulators nudge them in that direction. They’ll hear, instead, that in Darwinland, talking animals shout in unison, “I evolved!” It is up to the initiates in biology class to listen to the silent Evolutionary Tale being told by fins, limbs, and the fingers of Vladimir Horowitz. Once successfully brainwashed, students will be able to follow “the trail of ‘walking fish’ on their giant leaps for humankind” in the same way they can imagine Neil Armstrong ’emerging’ on the moon without an intelligently designed rocket.

Expert GW manipulator Sandy Kawano shows how to weave climate change into the evolutionary tale.

Using state-of-the-art technology like high-speed digital cameras, 3D modeling and even robots, Dr. Kawano studies how animals move in different environments—their steps, strokes and slithers. Her research is unlocking evolutionary mysteries—such as how our ancestors found their way on to land—that hold hints to modern-day problems from human health to climate change.

Putting on her detective hat, which doubles as a magician’s hat, she adds some tension to the story. The students are spellbound.

Drawing on expertise in biology, engineering and mathematics, Dr. Kawano and her collaborators use robots and computer models to reverse-engineer the movements of the four-legged vertebrates called tetrapods and their fish ancestors. Many of these early tetrapods and tetrapod-like fishes were “nature’s misfits,” she said, with part-aquatic, part-terrestrial bodies. And while no one questions their giant evolutionary leap, how exactly they pulled themselves up on the prehistoric shoreline isn’t settled science.

The students are not long distressed by the mentions of reverse-engineering and unsettled science in the tale, because the ending is guaranteed to vindicate Darwin. “But teacher,” confused Johnny asks, “is it fair to use designed robots to infer how evolution did it?” Facilitator Kawano reassures him that Nature had millions of years to work its magic. The other students glare at Johnny.

Non-Evolution Is Evolution

Ghost worms mostly unchanged since the age of dinosaurs (Phys.org). Newcomers to Darwinland Magic Shows in biology class might wonder why rabbits sometimes don’t jump out of the hat. Further indoctrination will assure them that Darwinian evolution works in strange ways. It can go forwards, backwards, and sideways [15 June 2014]. Stuff can happen at any speed, too – even at a standstill. That’s why observations of stasis are not troubling to graduate students in Darwinian magic. Facilitators at the University of Oslo explain,

It is well known that the size, shape and structure of organisms can evolve at different speeds, ranging from fast-evolving adaptive radiations to living fossils such as cichlids or coelacanths, respectively.

Any students who don’t know that, by implication, are not ‘knowing well.’ They had better fix their brains before the test. Nobody wants to be among the ranks of those who don’t know something that is ‘well known,’ even when not told who the Knowers are. The Facilitator continues. These “ghost worms” (a type of annelid worm) have not evolved much for 275 million years because they found it more adaptive to just idle in neutral. That’s rather common in evolution, the Facilitator continues. Darwinians even have a term for it: ‘rate heterogeneity,’ he explains. It adds to our ‘understanding’ of the mysterious ways of Darwin.

Such absence of morphological change has lately proven to be a common feature of many so-called cryptic species complexes, for example, in mammals, snails, crustaceans and jellyfish.

“Cryptic species are species which have already been distinct species for a substantial amount of time, but have accumulated very little or no morphological differences. Such species can help us understand how evolution proceeds in the absence of morphological evolution, and which factors might be important in these cases,” explains Professor Torsten Struck at the Natural History Museum (University of Oslo).

Evolution proceeds in the absence of evolution. Understand it now? Good, class. Midterm on Friday. “Rate hetero… what was that? How do you spell it? Will that be on the test?” Sally asks. “You might consider learning about it for extra credit,” the Facilitator replies.

This is what happens in totalitarian dictatorships like Darwinism, where only one ideology is permitted. Totalitarian regimes, like the one George Orwell described in 1984, seek to control thoughts, not just actions. So brainwashed are Darwinism’s devotees, having been taught the regime’s ideology since their youth, they cannot even conceive of alternatives. ‘Something appears; therefore it evolved.’ That makes perfect sense to the brainwashed. But if sense evolved, it is not really sensible at all, is it?

We have many more examples of Darwinian brainwashing to share. If you are upset at the one-party rule, there’s a revolutionary party working [see Science Uprising films 1-6]. If you are a student willing to be a sacrificial lamb for the cause, try laughing out loud in biology class when your Facilitator tries one of these tricks on you. “That’s crazy! Are you telling us that ears just appeared because animals needed to communicate? And you’re using programmed robots to say that fish invented legs by chance? Oh, that’s rich!” As you are escorted to the re-education camp, be comforted. Your courage might stimulate your peers to wonder if they are being sold a bill of goods. When roars of laughter come leaking out of the Science Building, the regime will rush in to quash the uprising. But videos of students being pummeled while laughing hilariously will go viral on social media.

A Revolution begins with simple acts of courage.


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