Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Famous Frauds in Evolution Part 3: Finches' Beaks

Most people remember that Charles Darwin supposedly based his theory of evolution on his findings on the Galapagos Islands (although Icontend that he adopted his grandfather’s ideas from his book Zoonomia). On these islands Darwin observed the beaks of finches, and what he saw led to his groundbreaking theory.

He noticed that different finches had different beaks, varying in size and shape. More specifically, he noted that during times of drought the finch would grow a larger beak. This beak growth became necessary for the bird to find food in a drought.

But the foundation upon which Darwin built his theory is cracked at best. Like the biblical foolish builder, Darwin chose sand as the base for his theory; the winds have blown and the rains descended, and his theory has been destroyed.

What textbooks and professors like to ignore is the fact that after a drought these finches’ beaks will return to their normal size. Like the previously mentioned fruit flies and peppered moths, this is not one species evolving into another. This is not evolution.

When a dog grows a winter coat and sheds it in the summer, no one says, “This dog is evolving!” For when he sheds his coat he is the same dog he was in autumn. This is known as adaptation, not evolution. And how does a dog know to grow a winter coat? How does a hungry finch grow a bigger beak? How does a bird know to fly south for the winter?

Animals have instinctive behavior. Instincts are not tangible and could not have evolved. If they needed to evolve then the first animals would have starved to death, froze to death, and so on, and they never could have reproduced after their kind. If they were born with instincts, then they are too smart to be accounted for by random chance.

Instincts are a gift from the Creator, and they are one of the clearest pictures of an Intelligent Designer. Darwin looked at finches’ beaks and chose to glorify the creation rather than the Creator.

The beaks that he drew so much attention to have become the Rosetta Stone to showing us an Intelligent Designer—the one who created “in the beginning.”   

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