What did Darwin Get Right?
What did Darwin Get Right?

Charles Darwin was a young naturalist when he visited the Galapagos Islands in the early 1800’s. For several weeks Darwin explored the islands taking notes and collecting specimens, especially birds. He noticed a number of the islands had one or maybe two species of finches and those species had developed their unique traits there, adapting to the specific conditions on each island, rather than arriving in their present form from somewhere else. Darwin was correct when he observed different variation within a created kind. His findings were based on observations in the present. What was the most intriguing was the different beak sizes among the different species. And the fact the beak sizes would change over the generations of finches due to food changes because of droughts or excessive rain. What Darwin saw was natural selection at work producing slight changes to a species to help survive in a given environment.

Here is where Darwin was wrong. He thought what he saw in natural selection, slight changes within species, would change species to a completely different kind of animal over long periods of time. Darwin’s assumptions in the case of the finches are often shown in science textbooks as an example of evolution in action, claiming the same process that brought about small-scale changes in finches, if given enough time, can bring about large scale changes which result in a completely different kind of animal.

If Darwin knew anything about information in the DNA and that you cannot add information to the DNA, evolution requires (fish adding information in the DNA to grow legs to evolve into a land animal), then he would not even have thought about one animal evolving into another animal. No matter how much time you have, information cannot be added to DNA. Darwin needed to stay with his observation on Finches’ beaks and attribute that to simply natural selection, something that is seen.

God has testified on how He created and His testimony is written as history in His Word the Bible.

And God said, “Let the waters teem with living creatures and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds and every winged bird according to its kind.

Genesis 1:20-21

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