Sunday, October 28, 2012

#22 Life Spans

Living entities that reproduce over longer life cycles, if they had evolved, would have necessarily taken a longer time.

A rather simple conclusion that must be drawn from the Theory of Evolution is that beings that take years to reproduce must take longer than beings that reproduce in days or weeks. A human being takes about 20 years between generations. A fruit fly takes about 8.5 days between fertilization and adulthood.

But this has not been demonstrated to be true at all.

Take for example experiments on fruit flies. This is a "species that is easy to care for, breeds quickly, and lays many eggs." [1] Eggs can develop into mature adults in roughly 8.5 days. Females will lay about 400 eggs. Research on heredity using fruit flies has been some of the most important research in the history of biology. [2]
Fruit Fly
If you assume half the eggs are female and each individual of each generation every 8.5 days produces 200 female eggs. They could produce 25 to 40 generations in a year. The number of individuals produced that could possibility have evolved is gigantic. 200 x 200 x 200 ... (25 times) in one year. That's of the order of 3.3 x 10 to the 57th power.

That's a lot of opportunity to be able to observe some evolution. Compare that to humans which take 20 years to grow to where they can produce a second generation. There have probably been more generations of fruit flies studied by scientists than there have ever been of human beings.

Yet in all the years of doing scientific research on fruit flies, there has never been any observable evolution. Even when the scientists are interfering, they can't get any evolution.

In July, 2012, there was news that scientists had "evolved" fruit flies that could count.[3] Actually, they detected some perceived response to light flashes after 40 generations. This is not evolution. (1) These are still fruit flies. At most they learned some trick. They did not evolve into some other species, which is what evolution is supposed to be all about. (2) The fruit flies did not change on their own. There was obviously a lot of human intelligence applied. (3) After years of experiments and countless generations, fruit flies are still fruit flies. There is no evidence of evolution. Change yes, but evolution no.

Human beings are millions of times more complicated than fruit flies. Fruit flies mature in 8.5 days compared to humans at about 20 years. That means fruit flies mature 859 times faster.

In the scheme proposed by the Theory of Evolution, the more complicated and highly evolved entities emerged later in time. But this is not feasible because those with longer life spans have to take hundreds of times longer to produce each successive generation.

We can apply this same logic all over creation. Using other insects, fish, or mammals with short life spans that have been studied by scientists, evolution has never been demonstrated. Mice live only for 1 to 3 years. Rabbits live up to 5 years. House flies and bees live about 4 weeks. Pigmy goby fish live only 2 months. Where is there any evolution ever shown in these species? The mayfly that lives less than a day has been around for 300 million years, but it's still a mayfly.
Mouse
Rabbit
House Fly
Pigmy Goby
What about all the beings with much longer life cycles? How could they evolve when it takes so long for one generation to reproduce? Elephants take 2 years in the womb. Giraffes and rhinos take more than a year. The lowly velvet worm takes 15 months. Whales and dolphins take over a year and a half. How about the Black Alpine Salamander that takes 2 to 3 years to produce just 2 offspring? Then there is the champion 17 year cicada which takes 17 years between generations.




Black Alpine Salamander

Velvet Worm

17 Year Cicada
After you apply years and years of research trying to validate a theory and you still have never been able to find any evidence that it is true, isn't it about time to junk that theory?

There must be God.


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[1] Wikipedia. Fruit Fly article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosophila_melanogaster

[2] Wikipedia. Fruit Fly article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drosophila_melanogaster

[3] http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/07/flies-learn-math/

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