The Natural Selection Misconception
Natural selection, which Darwin proposed as an
evolutionary mechanism, has in fact no evolutionary power. Natural
selection cannot form new species.
CANNOT FORM A NEW SPECIES In nature, weak individuals are
eliminated and replaced by stronger ones. This phenomenon,
however, does not cause new species to emerge. Even if wild
animals hunt weak and slow-moving deer for billions of years,
deer will never turn into a different species.
Darwin's book: The Origin of Species, By
Means of Natural Selection…
Just as it is impossible for life to arise on
earth by chance, so is it for species to transform themselves into
other species. For no such power exists in nature. What we call
nature is the sum of unconscious atoms that make up the soil, rocks,
air, water, and everything else. This lifeless heap of matter has
no power to transform an invertebrate creature into a fish, then
make it climb on land and turn into a reptile, and then turn it
into a bird and make it fly, and finally make it a human.
Claiming just the opposite, Darwin put forward
a single concept as an "evolutionary mechanism": Natural
Selection. Natural selection centres around the idea that the strongest
creatures that are best fitted to their habitat will survive. For
instance, in a deer herd threatened by wild animals, those that
can run faster will survive. Yet certainly, this mechanism would
not cause deer to evolve – it would not transform them into another
living species, for instance, elephants.
before the revolution
after the revolution
Dark and light coloured moths already existed both before
and after the industrial revolution. A new moth species did
IN ANIMALS Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural
selection rested on the supposition that all living things
fight a fierce struggle for survival. Observations however
showed that animal communities display great examples of self-sacrifice
and cooperation. The wild oxen that line up in a circle to
protect their young are only one of the numerous instances
of self-sacrifice in nature.
There is not a single shred of observational
evidence showing that natural selection has ever caused any living
thing to evolve. A noted evolutionist, British paleontologist Colin
Patterson confesses this fact:
No one has ever produced a species by mechanisms
of natural selection. No one has ever got near it and most of the
current argument in neo-Darwinism is about this question.17
Patterson, "Cladistics", BBC, Brian Leek ile Röportaj, Peter Franz,
4 March 1982.