reply to post by spitefulgod
Okay somebody said something about this that this is something the snake ate. Don't know about that. That might be the case.
If it's not though, then this actually might be disproof of evolution and more proof of the Intelligent Designers idea of adaptation. Which I don't
really believe in BTW. Not a creationist or IDer, but I'll talk about it anyway.
Adaptation can happen in just a few generations given the right environment and you could see adaptation even in your life time. Even this week for
A thousand years is a long time when it comes to adaptation. It doesn't take millions or even billions of years like evolution does. The earth could
only be a few thousand years old and it wouldn't be any problem at all for adaptation. It would be for evolution though.
After all it takes a lot of information in the DNA to build a leg if the theory of evolution is true.
But that's not what we see here. We see a snake with what seems almost to be a whole leg. So in one generation we went from no legs, to leg. BAM!
Well we're assuming here. Maybe there's a whole long line of snakes with just one leg somewhere, but that's a story for another day.
The evolutionist say it's an expression of a recessive gene. That's why it popped up so quick. Because the information was already there in the DNA
In contrast an IDer or adaptationist, if you will, will say that obviously the creator was intelligent enough to include all the required information
in the specie's DNA for the species to live in different environments.
Especially a creator like God who would know ahead of time that a flood so devastating was coming that it would change the environment for ever and
that the environment would continue to change until the end of time. Sound like bunk? Let me you give you an example.
Most large software programs contain lots of what's called dead code or almost dead code that never gets ran 99 percent of the time, but when it is
needed it's there and gets activated just like a recessive gene. Most of it is so the code will still run in different "environments" that it
normally would not. Writing software code well so it can be portable and run in a multitude of "environments" is something we spend a lot of our
time on actually.
However, it didn't evolve that way on its own. The coders planned for that as they created the software and planned it very painstaking every step of
the way. And software programs are a lot less complex than DNA.
So, even humans are smart enough to add extra information to our creations so they can work in strange new environments. Would we suggest that a God
would be any less thoughtful when coding our DNA? I highly doubt it. He's gotta be smarter than I am and I'm smart enough to do it with my
The animals would need to adapt, so beef up the genetic code right from the get go. Just like I do my software code so it'll run on more machines
than just your own.
No need for evolution. The information was always present in the DNA they would say.
Notice that the claim is the same on both sides. Both the Evolutionist and the Intelligent Designers make the same claim. The information was ALREADY
present in the DNA. So, we see that this isn't proof for either side. It just leaves us with the same question we had before.
Where did the information come from to begin with? Evolution? Or the creator? I don't know. Don't ask me.
However, the only difference is, is that adaptation only takes a few generations to get going. Evolution can take billions of years or even longer.
Also, you seen those bacteria experiments where a scientist can get bacteria to mutate in a lab to synthesis new chemicals such as nylon for food?
Yet again, only takes a few months. They can also cause RNA to mutate in but a few hours.
The more evidence I see, it seems more and more is stacking up that evolution happens much more quickly than we thought it could.
[edit on 22-9-2009 by tinfoilman]