Logic and evolution: Darwin theory is not scientific (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Saturday, April 13, 2019, 21:57 (5 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: The dispute concerns the implications of there being junk or no junk in the genome. If there is no junk, those Darwinians who claim that the presence of junk supports their case against design will be proved wrong. But if they are too stupid to realize that no junk supports the Darwinian case for natural selection as the preserver of what is useful, then more fool them.

DAVID: Natural selection cannot control what is in the genome. It can only work with what is offered by new mutations and that is the only level of its choosing ability. It cannot directly cause removal of genes

dhw: We agree that natural selection creates nothing, but works on whatever exists. If what exists is useful, it will naturally survive. If it is no longer useful, it will naturally disappear. This is an ongoing process, by which yesterday’s innovation may become today’s redundancy. If there is no junk DNA, it simply means that the DNA is useful, thereby confirming Darwin’s theory that natural selection preserves what is useful. Why do you find this so difficult to accept?

You are totally confused. Your platitudes about Darwin and natural selection are correct at the level of living and surviving. But that is not at the functioning genome level of DNA with new mutations and deletions. They change the organisms living abilities which is then subject to the trials of natural selection. See today's entry on extinction and recovery.

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