OK, here’s a question that will probably start off some sort of fight. Just what we needed around here, another argument.
In the grand battle between “evolution” and “creation” proponents, I have problems with both sides. But here I want to address one of my problems with the standard evolutionary preaching.
There have been many people who pointed out the fallacy of saying that since two legs was the optimum number, then God must have created us specifically and intially with that number. The point is that this uses backwards reasoning. If we had three arms or something, we would be saying “imagine if we only had two. Think of all the things that we couldn’t do! Thank God we have three!”
Ok, but aren’t evolutionists doing the same thing?
For all the talk about animals that have evolved elaborate camouflage, supposedly as a product of eons of evolution, there are those that stand out like beacons. Here I’m thinking of salmon who turn bright red just when there are bears around to smack them out of the river and eat them. If they were the color of riverbed, we’d be saying, “Evolution has provided them with protection. I mean, what would happen, if say, they were bright red? They’d be easy prey. Evolution has bred this out of the species.”
It seems that every time there seems to be some adaptive characteristic, people say “Look; evolution at work protecting the species.” And every time there is something that is a drawback, “Well, it doesn’t matter.” It all seems a little too easy and almost hypocritical to me.
Imagine if people had exoskeletons. We’d all be saying, “And evolution has of course provided us with protection from our environment. Without our exoskeleton, we’d be prey to all sorts of cuts and injuries that just bounce right off our exoskeleton.” But since we don’t, we say, well, it doesn’t matter.
Isn’t this all reasoning after the fact?