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Back to School Part 7


We continue to examine the work of authors George Johnson and Jonathan Losos in their biology textbook, The Living World ((Fifth Edition, McGraw Hill, 2008). In their chapter on evolution and natural selection, these accomplished evolutionists begin by (1) misrepresenting the relationship between microevolution and macroevolution and biological variation here, (2) making a non scientific, metaphysical, truth claim that just happens to mandate the truth of evolution here, (3) making the grossly false statement that the fossils themselves are a factual observation that macroevolution has occurred here and here, (4) making a series of misrepresentations by carefully selecting the evidence to provide to the student and protecting it with circular reasoning here, (5) misrepresenting the molecular evidence here, (6) presenting the student with a blatantly false history of evolutionary theory here and (7) introducing the usual if-and-only-if evolutionary reasoning hereRead more

one more try: The Optimal Engineering Of The Trilobite Eye - Dr. Don Johnson https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1TiZcs0eginyh6rijCGd3kwC3CeawjQV1AsC6Xvvnx44 bornagain77
sorry, here is the corrected link for 'superior trilobite eye'; https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1TiZcs0eginyh6rijCGd3kwC3 bornagain77
See articles, websites, and videos of PBS, PZ Myers, Dawkins and Eugenie Scott of NCSE try to explain the evolution of the eye. They're quite entertaining! Scroll to 'Example #1' on http://whoisyourcreator.com/how_does_evolution_occur.html whoisyourcreator
This following study stopped the 'bad design' argument for the eye dead in its tracks: Retinal Glial Cells Enhance Human Vision Acuity A. M. Labin and E. N. Ribak Physical Review Letters, 104, 158102 (April 2010) Excerpt: The retina is revealed as an optimal structure designed for improving the sharpness of images. https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/intelligent-design/why-ken-miller-is-right-about-our-backward-retina/#comment-354274 "Evolution" gave flawed eye better vision Excerpt: IT LOOKS wrong, but the strange, "backwards" structure of the vertebrate retina actually improves vision. ,,, Their findings suggest that sending light via the Müller cells offers several advantages. At least two types of light get inside the eye: light carrying image information, which comes directly through the pupil, and "noise" that has already been reflected multiple times within the eye. The simulations showed that the Müller cells transmit a greater proportion of the former to the rods and cones below, while the latter tends to leak out. This suggests the cells act as light filters, keeping images clear. https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/intelligent-design/the-blind-leading-the-blind/#comment-354157 It is simply incredible that evolutionists would have the audacity to suggest as such (bad design) when clearly the eye is 'miraculous'. Evolution Vs. The Miracle Of The Eye - Molecular Animation http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4189562/ The miracle of eyesight: https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AYmaSrBPNEmGZGM4ejY3d3pfMThmd25mdjRocQ&hl=en Not only do evolutionists have not even a glimmer of hope to explain current eyesight, they have no explanation for the sudden novelty of trilobite eyesight. The 'superior' trilobite eye https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TiZcs0eginyh6rijCGd3kwC3CeawjQV1AsC6Xvvnx44/edit?hl=en# Evolution vs. The Trilobite Eye - Andy McIntosh - video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4032589/ bornagain77
Cornelius, One thing I'm curious of. You often argue that Darwinism is driven by science and metaphysics. Have you ever covered Darwin's letters to Asa Gray? It seems to me those would drive your point home in spades. nullasalus

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