Evolution: I'm Not So SureEvery intelligent Christian knows that the creation stories in the Bible were just that; stories. The world probably wasn't created in seven days. Instead, Christian scholars accept a combination of creation and evolution as the way we came to be. The Big Bang; it probably happened. But we, as Christians, believe that it didn't happen all by itself; God had His part in it. But that aside, the real reason for this article is to talk about evolution.
As I mentioned earlier, non-psycho Christians accept evolution in combination with creation. However, I was reading an article recently that made me question how real evolution is. The article, Tapping Into What a Deer Sees, and Doesnâ€™t, was mainly about determining how a deer sees so that better camouflage can be made for hunters. However, the scientists that figure all of this out weighed in for the article. The point of camouflage is two fold. First, it needs to contain a micro-pattern so that it blends in with the environment while still. Second, it needs to contain a macro-pattern so that it doesn't look like a person while it's moving. They likened this to a leopard and a tiger. A leopard's spots are a micro-pattern, helping to conceal it while it's slowly stalking it's prey. A tiger's stripes are a macro-pattern, helping to break up the overall outline of the tiger so that when it's running other animals don't know it's a tiger.
Those two statements got me to thinking about evolution. Evolutionists would say that over time the animals adapted to their environment and the way they attack their prey to get the types of fur they have; spots, stripes, etc. I call foul. There's no way that can happen. Try applying evolution to humans. Humans have liked to swim for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. Do we have fins, flippers, or gills? No. Where's the evolution? I honestly don't see how evolution is feasible. Just because I like to swim doesn't mean that my body "learns" this and my kids will have flippers for feet. DNA doesn't change because of habits and lifestyle. Humans will always have human genes that give them hands and feet.
I think we've been looking at it wrong the whole time. We don't evolve to adapt to our environment, we evolve to adapt to ourselves. Tigers didn't think, "Wow, I like to run, I should really change my fur so animals can't see me when I'm running," and a thousand years later, poof! Tigers have stripes. No, tigers have always had stripes and they figured out that they can't be seen when they run, so that's how they attack their prey. Leopards didn't think, "Wow, I'm lazy, I wish I could do nothing and be hidden so food comes to me," and a thousand years later, poof! Spots! Leopards realized that they couldn't find each other when they were motionless, and they applied that to attacking prey.
So, what do all of you think about this theory? I'll posit that evolution=adaptation and that evolution, as we currently understand, is false.