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Evolution – evidence still lacking

August 17, 2009

Not one change of species into another is on record . . we cannot prove that a single species has been changed.

Charles Darwin, My Life and Letters.

Nothing has changed since he wrote that, despite desperate attempts to find transitional forms.

Darwin also wrote:

To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of Spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree. When it was first said that the sun stood still and the world turned round, the common sense of mankind declared the doctrine false; but the old saying of Vox populi, vox Dei [“the voice of the people = the voice of God “], as every philosopher knows, cannot be trusted in science. Reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a simple and imperfect eye to one complex and perfect can be shown to exist, each grade being useful to its possessor, as is certain the case; if further, the eye ever varies and the variations be inherited, as is likewise certainly the case; and if such variations should be useful to any animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, should not be considered as subversive of the theory.

(from the chapter, Difficulties, in Origin of Species)

There are many ‘ifs’ in Darwin’s claim that the problem of the eye could be explained. His book is unconvincing (except to those who want to believe it of course) in provding the explanation. Note how each gradation must be ‘shown’ to be useful to the possessor. What modern-day evolutionists tend to do is hypothesize how such and such a development in the eye might have been useful. They fail to meet Darwin’s much more reasonable (scientific) criteria.