Wednesday, May 11, 2005
The Fireworks Metaphor
Baraminologists agree w/ evolutionists that neo-darwinism accounts for some amount of change, and for perhaps much of modern change. However, what they disagree about is if neo-darwinism accounts for the majority of diversity.
They liken it to a firecracker. When a firecracker explodes, sparks are sent out everywhere. However, after the explosions, the paths of the sparks are modified by wind, producing slight variations. However, the main direction of the sparks is set by the firecracker explosion, not the wind. They equate neo-darwinism to be more of a "wind-like" factor in the diversification of animals. Sure, it accounts for some things that we are presently seeing, but in the course of history, it is not the wind that set the major directions, but instead (1) creation and (2) post-flood diversification.