Suddenly got a doubt today while thinking about archeopteryx. Archeopteryx is the fossil of a creature which is said to have been in a transition phase from dinosaurs to birds.
If life evolved as darwin had said say from one species to another, then where are the other fossils of intermediate species? Why havent we found any ?
How can a fish lead to a frog ? by mutation say the evolutionists. Well, mutations are most of the time harmful and will kill the mutated form. For argument’s sake let us consider that one in a million mutations is not harmful and results in some new species. Still, I dont understand how one mutation in a gene would create a new species with different number of chromosomes ! Well known mathematician and physicist Fred Hoyle says ‘The chance that higher life forms have been evolved by chance is comparable with the chance that a Tornado sweeping a junk yard might assemble a boeing-747 from the materials available’ !
To quote Einstein again, but in the context of random mutations, I think “God does not play dice”
Even then, for a moment let us consider that ‘mutations gave rise to new species’. Then my question is, for that new species to survive, there has to be a reproductive counterpart! Do mutations occur in pairs in a male and a female in the same place, with the same mutation resulting in a male and a female of some new species !! And those two adam and eve of the new species fall in love with each other
Will be interested if somebody can prove me wrong and explain how mutations cause new species to form and evolve.
Why havent we observed any new species forming in our known human history ? Evolutionists say it takes millions of years for a new species to evolve. Well, I am confused, as far as I know mutations take just one generation to be formed. Where did these millions of years come from? Then if we assume that long periods are required for many mutations to appear for a new species to be formed, then what are the chances that all those next generation mutations will be useful (or atleast not harmful) every time, before creating a new species altogether ? And remember that these mutations should occur in the same successive generations belonging to the original mutating creature, I mean the chain should be maintained. In other words, if a fish mutates a bit today, then its children, their children, etc in the same generation line should mutate till finally some new species occurs. Now what are the chances that mutations occur for the same offsprings every time to maintain continuity? Doesnt it seem preplanned ?
Well, a more sensible argument would be to think that same mutations occur within a group of creatures, say among 20-25 of them due to some external factor. Then the chances are high that the mutations would be carried on to next generations for further enhancement. This kind of argument looks more logical. But then the question is what is that which causes mutations in such a large number of creatures at the same time. In that case this has to be some external factor, like say for ex nuclear radiation. It cant be internal accidental mutation in some random creature. What are those external reasons then that have caused so many millions of species to evolve ?
I am not denying about natural selection. Where within a species itself some simple genetic mutations take place. For instance there are those humans ( mostly from the african countries) who have lactose intolerance as they dont have the gene which generates lactase anzyme which is used to digest lactose sugar found in the milk. That is the reason these people cannot drink milk. Probably as civilizations progressed and some humans started rearing cows, the natural selection process created lactase manufacturing gene. Even here I have a doubt that how genes come to know that some new gene is required, or that some change is required in existing genetic structure ? But there is a possibility that such level of intelligence is present in our genes. If we can software which can accustom to situations, I think our genes are much more superior than the software we write, and hance do have these abilities to adopt and change.
But what I am finding difficult is the argument that natural selection is vertical. In the sense dogs come out of fishes, monkeys comes out of dogs, humans come out of the ancestors of today’s monkeys. I cannot blindly believe this argument, unless and until somebody provides a convincing proof. It sounds so illogical that a new species result from the mutations in an existing species. For the simple reason that the amount of mutations required for such a transition are so large that it simply cant be random and coincidental every time. Even chromose numbers differ from species to species. How does a new species get more or less chromosomes, while the mutations are limited to genes inside these chromosomes ?
If you are intelligent enough to point me to the existence of archeopteryx, well its a real bird, not a transition. It had wings, yes. But thats just an external feature. More importantly it had a larger brain like today’s birds as opposed to small sized brain of dinosaurs. It had lungs designed like modern birds ie circular lungs which do not contract and expand, unlike the reptile or mammalian lungs which do expand and contract as they breathe the air in and out. Finally, the best of all, Archeopteryx fossil dates to 150 million years AFTER the earliest known bird to us today!! How many evolutionists know this fact? The earliest known bird fossil, Jinfengopteryx, found in China is older than Archeopteryx! Obviously evolution of a new species cannot start when the species is already existing
Natural selection can create simple changes. But for sensible intelligent complex changes which create a species, it doesnt make any sense as the very nature of evolution is based on random mutations.
Now dont think I am a creationist who is talking about God having created universe in 7 or 10 days, and that he did it some mere 2000-3000 years back. That for me is a bigger nonsense, only a stupid person who is blind by faith, who accepts no reason but cares only for his egos and prejudice can accept this foolish argument. Even for some intelligent being to create life that exists on earth, he/she has to first start with prokaryotes, then single cells with nuclei, then simple multi cellulars, and then slowly start designing more and more complex creatures, much like evolution
Science has a greater proof that God did not do it, atleast not in some 7-10 days, and definitely not some mere 2000 or 3000 years ago. Note that dinosaurs roamed on earth from 285 million years ago to 65 million years ago and humans were not there during this entire period. So if God created us in 7 or 10 days then he must have done it after dinousars became extinct. Then the question is who created dinosaurs and the universe before them ? Well, we need to ask this question to dinousaurs. Probably even among the dinousaurs some support evolution, some again find resort in god, and some simply dont care
For the creationists who say that God created Life, I have questions too. Which God created life? Christian? Muslim? Hindu? If Muslim, then where was the mulsim God before 500 AD? If Christian, then where was the Christian God before BC? If Hindu, then well, it has no founder…
Then there is another question. Who created God? If nobody created God, then, did he evolve on his own out of nothing?
I prefer Science to Faith because in Science I can question things, where as faith doesnt allow me to, and I cant simply believe things without sound logic. I find it more interesting being in a library than in a temple. Blind faith is only for those whose brains don’t have any grey matter..
Now if I am not a creationist, and at the same time have my own doubts about evolution, then what are my views ? Well, I just wanna know the truth. Truth is my view. Satyameva Jayathe – truth always triumphs. If somebody can provide some convincing evidence on either of the sides, OR if you dont have evidence then some convincing argument which atleast sounds sensible, I will be a happy man.
As of now, I feel that some aliens came to earth and created the species here as part of some large scale genetic experiment. Given my current knowledge this sounds more logical than God or evolution