If you are looking for an example of the ridiculous nature of evolutionary thinking, the giraffe’s neck is one of the best examples. I just recently read a very prominent evolutionists description of the evolution of that one of a kind neck. It is an incredible feat of biological engineering and is made possible by a specially designed skeletal, muscular, and circulatory system of quite a different nature than that of related beasts. If it doesn’t have those three body systems formed in such a unique way, the giraffe cannot support his neck. While evolution can try to explain in a convincing way that a long neck could slowly develop inch by inch over hundreds of generations, it has no mechanism to explain why the necessary body systems would slowly adapt to support the growing neck simultaneously. Evolutionary theory has no goal in mind in the development of changes in different creatures. Specific situations determine the likelihood that certain adaptations will develop. For example, in a specific environment, pre-giraffe ancestors with slightly longer necks would survive and pass on their genes. In each new generation, the ones with longer necks survive better and produce more offspring. The situation that allows taller creatures to reach food the other creatures cannot access favors neck elongation. Yet, how does this process account for the required changes in the rest of the giraffe’s body. It would be the greatest coincidence that each change in different body systems would occur independently of each other yet allow for neck growth. I am not a scientist, but my logical brain tells me that this is really wishful thinking. Scientific speculation may be helpful in certain situations, but only when you can later back it up with solid evidence. But after a century of study on the neck of the giraffe, where is the evidence?
Posted by: Douglas Mehling | January 29, 2008