Darwinism Friday Follies
Here’s another collection of groaners
by Darwinians worshiping King Charley
Thank Your Junk
Humans’ big-brain genes may have come from ‘junk DNA’ (Live Science, 6 Jan 2023). One can always count on the Darwin groupies at Live Science to parrot any evolutionary claim, no matter how silly. It’s true that “junk DNA” is a misnomer, because it plays important roles in cells (see my article at Evolution News). What’s dumb is thinking that the Stuff Happens Law used genetic junk to give Beethoven and Einstein their skills. It emerged. It happened. Suggest that to your imagination.
Scientists once considered much of the human genome “junk” because large stretches of its genetic code don’t give rise to any proteins, the complex molecules tasked with keeping cells running. However, it’s since been discovered that this so-called junk DNA plays important roles in cells, and in a new study, researchers report that humans may actually have junk DNA to thank for our exceptionally big brains.
The research, published Monday (Jan. 2) in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution … suggests that the genes that enabled human brains to grow large lobes and complex information networks may have originally emerged from junk DNA. In other words, at some point, the “junk” picked up the ability to code for proteins, and those new proteins may have been critical to human brain evolution.
How evolution works (University of Würzburg, 5 Jan 2023). Evolutionists have a darn hard job figuring out how stuff happens. It’s especially hard to figure out how it happens in unrelated species. They give it a name—convergent evolution—but what really goes on?
It is clear that scientists around the world are interested in finding out which changes in the genetic material of the respective species are responsible for the fact that identical characteristics have evolved in them, even though there is no relationship between them.
The search for this is proving difficult: “Such traits – we speak of phenotypes – are of course always encoded in genome sequences,” says plant physiologist Dr. Kenji Fukushima of the Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg. Mutations – changes in the genetic material – can be the triggers for the development of new traits.
However, genetic changes rarely lead to phenotypic evolution because the underlying mutations are largely random and neutral. Thus, a tremendous amount of mutations accumulate over the extreme time scale at which evolutionary processes occur, making the detection of phenotypically important changes extremely difficult.
It’s so tough a job that 164 years has just not been long enough to figure out natural selection: you know, that “mechanism” (i.e., storytelling device) that let Darwinism take over the world? The Würzburg Darwin club came up with a new “heuristic” method to tease out the genes that they think relate a gene change to a phenotype change. Any results yet? No; just futureware. Like Darwin’s theory.
Shedding Black Light
Shedding light on the origin of complex life forms (University of Wien, 21 Dec 2022). Darwinism glows in the dark. When evolutionists speak of “shedding light on evolution,” what they mean is turning out the visible light of empirical observation and turning on black light to make things glow with occult powers, where stuff happens purposefully to evolve things to greater fitness through the magic of emergence. Darwin Flubber glows especially bright in black light. This team performed divination on a microbe member of Archaea to see if it would glow. Darwinist faces also glow in black light, revealing grins from the euphoria if imagining humans evolving from microbes.
Basic cell biological processes such as cell division can also be studied in the future in order to shed light on the evolutionary origin of these mechanisms in eukaryotes.
Peter Pan’s Brain
Human and Neanderthal brains have a surprising ‘youthful’ quality in common, new research finds (The Conversation, 6 Dec 2022). Who never grew up: humanity, or the three evolutionists writing this article?
Results of a study we published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution show that the way the different parts of the human brain evolved separates us from our primate relatives. In a sense, our brains never grow up. We share this “Peter Pan syndrome” with only one other primate – the Neanderthals.
This can only mean that we should take classes from the grown-ups: chimpanzees.
One can be sure these three Darwinians don’t know what they are talking about. They repeat the myth that human embryos have “gill slits” at one stage. That notion coming from the fraud Ernst Haeckel has long been debunked—even by evolutionists themselves, like the Harvard evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould. Here it is 2023 and they’re still repeating this lie.
Does a shape change in one part of the growing brain correlate with change in other parts? This can be informative because evolutionary steps can often be retraced through an animal’s development. A common example is the brief appearance of gill slits in early human embryos, reflecting the fact we can trace our evolution back to fish.
Crabby about Falsification
Crabs have evolved five separate times – why do the same forms keep appearing in nature? (The Conversation, 6 Dec 2022). Matthew Willis from the University of Bath is in hot water; he needs to Darwinize the same body plan evolving five times. It’s a job tough enough to make any Darwinist crabby. He tries compromise:
Charles Darwin believed evolution created “endless forms most beautiful”. It’s a nice sentiment but it doesn’t explain why evolution keeps making crabs.
Scientists have long wondered whether there are limits to what evolution can do or if Darwin had the right idea. The truth may lie somewhere between the two.
But sir, if truth evolves, is it really true? Now Willis is really crabby!
He speculates that crabs kept repeating the same plan because it works. “Evolution repeatedly hit upon this solution because it works well under similar sets of circumstances.” Works for birds and mammals, didn’t it? And camera eyes and wings and cabbages and kings? Convergent evolution is happening all over the darn biosphere! Stuff happens the same way, like magic, thanks to evolution! Now, Dr Willis, tell us how this is not a question-begging fallacy.
We give him the final laugh line. He says, Tontologically,
If things keep evolving in similar ways here on Earth, there’s a possibility they might also follow a related course if life has evolved elsewhere in the universe. It might mean extra-terrestrial beings look less alien and more familiar than we expect.
Stuff happens the same way, like magic, all over the universe, thanks to evolution!
Go back to what you were doing. No sense studying more nonsense from the Darwin castle.