Intentional Deception by Evolutionists
by Rich Deem

Deception by evolutionists

  Evolutionists often complain that creationists use deception in order to promote their views (some of which I have seen). However, in most of my interactions with creationists, I have found that they are usually willing to correct inaccurate information when confronted with the truth. I have made many changes to this site as the result of feedback from visitors.
  Of course, evolutionists never present information that is meant to be deceptive. Right! I do not visit a lot of sites that promote evolution. However, I recently received an e-mail asking me about examples of speciation occurring before our very eyes, in a matter of a few years. I was surprised at the way the article was written, since I was aware of the mechanism involved. The "speciation" was the result of one single genetic event, as most examples of "speciation" are. This page will expose examples of intentional deception on the part of evolutionists.

Rich Deem

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Talk Origins - deceptive example of "speciation"

Talk Origins  - deceptive example of "speciation"

The following example of speciation appears on the Talk Origins website:

"Three species of wildflowers called goatsbeards were introduced to the United States from Europe shortly after the turn of the century. Within a few decades their populations expanded and began to encounter one another in the American West. Whenever mixed populations occurred, the specied interbred (hybridizing) producing sterile hybrid offspring. Suddenly, in the late forties two new species of goatsbeard appeared near Pullman, Washington. Although the new species were similar in appearance to the hybrids, they produced fertile offspring. The evolutionary process had created a separate species that could reproduce but not mate with the goatsbeard plants from which it had evolved."1

From the description, one would think that this was a very convincing example of macroevolution in action. Obviously, there must have been quite a number of massive Permanent structural alterations in DNA, consisting of either substitutions, insertions or deletions of nucleotide bases.mutations to produce an entirely new species that could not interbreed with the original. Right? Actually, every statement above is absolutely true. However, some of the important details have been intentionally left out, in order to make this example sound much better than it really is. Here is what actually happened.

The example above is not macroevolution, but is simply due to a single genetic event known as polyploidy. The original goatsbeards from Europe were standard The number of chromosomes in most cells except the gametes (sex cells). In humans, the diploid number is 46.diploid (two copies of each One of the threadlike "packages" of genes and other DNA in the nucleus of a cell. Different kinds of organisms have different numbers of chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes. Each parent contributes one chromosome to each pair, so children get half of their chromosomes from their mothers and half from their fathers.chromosome) plants. However, plants often do not undergo complete monoploidy during meiosis (during the formation of the sex cells, or gametes). This means that the gametes may remain The number of chromosomes in most cells except the gametes (sex cells). In humans, the diploid number is 46.diploid. When The number of chromosomes in most cells except the gametes (sex cells). In humans, the diploid number is 46.diploid gametes fuse, a new polyploid "species" is formed. No new information is created (Do you have twice as much information if you copy one book to produce an identical copy? No!), but the Threadlike "packages" of genes and other DNA in the nucleus of a cell. Different kinds of organisms have different numbers of chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes. Each parent contributes one chromosome to each pair, so children get half of their chromosomes from their mothers and half from their fathers.chromosomes are duplicated. The new "species" cannot produce viable offspring with the original species simply because of the difference in number of Threadlike "packages" of genes and other DNA in the nucleus of a cell. Different kinds of organisms have different numbers of chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes. Each parent contributes one chromosome to each pair, so children get half of their chromosomes from their mothers and half from their fathers.chromosomes.  With goatsbeards, the process has happened more than once. Of course, the two "new" species have the same number of Threadlike "packages" of genes and other DNA in the nucleus of a cell. Different kinds of organisms have different numbers of chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, 46 in all: 44 autosomes and two sex chromosomes. Each parent contributes one chromosome to each pair, so children get half of their chromosomes from their mothers and half from their fathers.chromosomes and can produce viable offspring, since they are virtually identical.

If you look at the speciation events that are listed as evidence of evolution, most of them will fall into the polyploidy plant category. Evolutionists often "forget" to tell the reader that the new "species" are unable to produce viable offspring with the parental species simply because of a chromosomal duplication event. A casual oversight on the part of the writers? I think not! How much new information added to the new species? None!!! Were you deceived into thinking that the example given above was a dramatic example of evolution in action? Be wary of evolutionists bearing examples of "speciation."


References Top of page

  1. The General Anti-Creationism FAQ 
    and Some More Observed Speciation Events from Talk Origins

http://godandscience.org/evolution/deception.html
Last updated March 17, 2006

 

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