This will astound you, dear reader. It’s at the Baptist Press website — the Southern Baptist Convention’s news service. Their headline is Scientists poke holes in natural selection. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
The Darwinian concept of natural selection seems pretty straightforward: The most fit survive and pass their genes on to their offspring, while unfit organisms die off. But new research, published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, shows survival is a lot more complicated, and natural selection is neither clear-cut nor provable.
Scholars that they are at Baptist Press, they don’t provide a link, or even the name of the paper — but it’s probably this: Variability in Fitness Effects Can Preclude Selection of the Fittest. Except for the abstract, you can’t read it without a subscription, but it doesn’t matter.
After a couple of paragraphs that purport to summarize the paper, Baptist Press says:
Randy Guliuzza, an engineer, physician, and science expert with the Institute for Creation Research [BWAHAHAHAHAHA!], said natural selection cannot deal with the complexities of how organisms adjust to their environment because the concept has the whole process backward.
What? They tell us:
Natural selection makes the environment the active agent and all living things just passive modeling clay. But, nature doesn’t possess a brain — it can’t select, Guliuzza said. Organisms can self-adjust only because God designed them with innate internal systems that continuously track environmental changes and make appropriate adjustments.
Here’s some information about Randy Guliuzza at the Encyclopedia of American Loons. Baptist Press ends their brief post with this:
“Natural selection says we have to be adaptable in order to adapt and evolve, but how do we become adaptable unless we have the internal systems to do so?” Guliuzza said. “It is like the chicken and the egg riddle in which everything has to show up at once.”
So there you are, dear reader. Natural selection is nonsense. It must be so, because it’s reported in the Baptist Press.
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