Thursday, April 24, 2008

30 Years Of Evolution?

Evolutionary theory, as I understand it, states that adaptations occur slowly over time, with occasional bursts of highly favourable mutations happening over relatively short periods.

Then there's Ben Stein's view. I have to wonder if this will hurt his credibility with people. I mean, this is the guy who said "Bueller.... Bueller..." and showed how smart he was with Win Ben Stein's Money. Now he does an anti-evolution, pro-intelligent design movie? Where did that come from? Anyway, end tangent.

30 years ago, ten lizards were introduced to a foreign island to see how they adapted. Then a war broke out. Nobody could visit until now. The scientists returned and were shocked. Those 10 lizards were now 5000 and had completely eradicated the native lizard population. Also, they'd evolved. Their digestive system changed, their heads were larger, their bites stronger. In a handful of generations, they'd evolved dramatically. Or maybe some greater intelligence showed up on the island and changed the design... who knows?

1 comment:

OhCaptain said...

Don't forget, Ben Stein was a lawyer and speech writer for Richard Nixon and other prominent Republicans. Coincidence...I think not.

Great article on the evolution of the lizards. Since no one watched them evolve, I'm quite sure it had to be an intellegent designer. That's the only logical explanation. ;-)