Saturday, September 15, 2012

#19 Butterflies and Metamorphosis

I think we are all familiar with caterpillars and butterflies.

There are over 20,000 known species of butterflies all over the world.

We know that caterpillars go into a cocoon, turn into mush, and then emerge two weeks later as a butterfly. You may have even watched one in school.

This process is called metamorphosis. There is an incredible and fascinating DVD out by the same name. 

The DVD shows an animation in great detail of what happens inside the cocoon. Based on MRI research that takes "pictures" of 200 slices of a cocoon, they know which parts of the caterpillar dissolve completely and which parts morph into various parts of a butterfly. The processes under evolution theory cannot explain what happens.

The caterpillar and the butterfly are exactly the same being, just at different stages. BUT only the butterfly can reproduce, not the caterpillar.

The caterpillar goes into a cocoon and through the process of metamorphosis becomes a butterfly. In this process totally new structures are built from the dissolved cells of the caterpillar. Some of the new structures are (1) reproductive organs, (2) a compound eye that can see a larger range of colors than the human eye, (3) a probosis, a feeding tube which emerges from the cocoon in two halves and is seamed together, (4) six articulated legs that have sensors that can detect a mate or "host" plant over a mile away, (5) two tenticles, (6) wings with veins and scales and all the muscles needed for flight.

One scientist said they don't even know 1/1000th of what goes on in the tiny butterfly brain.

The Theory of Evolution has no mechanism that can explain metamorphosis. Those very few who attempt it are making what I call faith statements. Basically they are saying, "We haven't found the evolutionary process yet, but it's out there. Just give us more time." The processes in evolution are random mutation, natural selection, survival of the fittest, and not much else. There is no known process for this type of sudden and dramatic change in the life of a single individual being.

Here is an interesting analogy which is a very much simplified example. Metamorphosis is much more complicated. Say a Model T Ford is driving along and then it stops. Then part of the engine cover grows to become a garage that completely covers the car. Inside of the garage the car ALL BY ITSELF without any intelligence added takes itself apart, changes the parts into other parts, and reassembles a new vehicle. Two weeks later out comes a helicopter.

If you do a search on the topic "evolution and metamorphosis", there are relatively a very few entries and there is no clear scientific research. You'll find words like "cannot explain". You might find some die hard evolutionist believers claiming that scientists just need more time. There are also some proposed changes to standard evolution that are suggested, such as "sudden" evolution. But, with those types of changes you don't have evolution any more. You can't keep changing the definition. A theory has to be a statement that can be proven or disproven. It can't be a moving target.

The Theory of Evolution is just based on faith. It's faith in an unproven and unprovable theory that is changeable all the time. Being changeable makes it untestable. And that makes it a worthless theory.

When a caterpillar goes into a cocoon and starts to turn into mostly mush, there must be some direction ALREADY built into the process or there could never emerge a perfectly formed butterfly out the other side. After that first caterpillar turned to mush, he had to get it exactly perfect coming out as a butterfly THE VERY FIRST TIME or else there would be no more caterpillars reproduced whatsoever.

No caterpillar can reproduce, so it is impossible for evolution to work its "magic". The Theory of Evolution requires myriad changes over long time periods by many, many generations of individuals. You CANNOT have evolution in one definition. The idea that caterpillars could have "evolved" that way is nonsense.

There must be a God.

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