I get lots of email from theists and creationists. They remind me that the controversies over religion and evolution are complicated. Here's a recent letter that illustrates the problem. It's from a creationist who struggles to incorporate his understanding of evolution into a worldview that just can't accommodate it. The results are .... interesting.
I really don't know to respond to this letter.1 Where does one begin when trying to correct such a profound misunderstanding of science?
I love your new definition of evolution as "a change in the frequency of alleles in a population over time." What happened to spontaneous and random mutations? Epigenetics blew that out of the water. I find it amusing every time I hear some evolutionists claim evolution is fact and the evidence is "overwhelming." Evolutionists have given up on fruitless attempts to prove the impossible and have implemented a new strategy of just claiming evolution has been proved by mountains of evidence.
Epigenetics proves adaptation and nothing else. It controls gene expression driven by environmental stress. It, nor any of the other theories of evolution provide for mechanisms to increase information in genomes. Hence evolutionists are confined to wild extrapolation of adaptation to prove macro evolution. Why hasn't it occurred in experiments? 50,000 generations of bacteria and still no macro evolution nor even proof of a simple DNA change much less added information in the genome. Guess why? You can't get there from here. Evolutionists look like idiots trying to make a plausible explanation why provisions for adaptation reside in what they call "Junk DNA" for millions of years before the organism is exposed to environmental changes that calls upon for them to survive.
The next time you consider calling someone an idiot you might consider there are some reading your posts that are not impressed by your insane unfounded conclusions. Allele frequencies are not going to hide the obvious shortcomings of evolution theory. Proving allele frequencies change proves epigenetics and adaptation and nothing else unless you are an idiot.
I have the sense of the common cow who knows how to eat the grass and spit out the cockle burrs.
1. I do not publish email messages without first obtaining permission from the author.