Review by Greg Neyman
In an article on the Creation, Dinosaurs
and the Flood website, young earth creation science advocate Charlie Liebert
explains that evolution is a part of the young earth creation science model.1
What he is referring to is microevolution. For example, although he claims only one pair of dog-kind would be on the ark, after they were let off the ark, they have experienced microevolution, to produce the different species we have today (wolf, coyote, dog, etc). While I agree that this is needed for the young earth model to work, it is obviously an argument from need, and not from evidence. They need this microevolution for their flood model to work, whether or not the evidence backs it up is another matter, and will be dealt with in another article.
One other statement needs challenging. Liebert says about macroevolution, "These kinds of broad changes NEVER happen in nature." This may be true, but we cannot be dogmatic about it. He should say "These kinds of broad changes have never been observed in nature." Evolutionists say they happened, and the fossil record appears to show this, despite the lack of transitional fossils at every level. These changes take hundreds of thousands, or millions of years, thus it is obvious that we have never observed one. However, since Liebert, and the rest of us, are not all-knowing as God is, we cannot be certain that they have not happened in nature.
1 How Much Evolution is in Creation, published on the web at www.sixdaycreation.com/facts/creation/biology/feb2002.html
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