Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 61 (9027 total)
49 online now:
PaulK (1 member, 48 visitors)
Newest Member: JustTheFacts
Post Volume: Total: 883,427 Year: 1,073/14,102 Month: 65/411 Week: 86/168 Day: 3/12 Hour: 0/0

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   Does the history of life require "macroevolution"?
Member (Idle past 1268 days)
Posts: 3119
From: U.K.
Joined: 01-24-2007

Message 1 of 127 (811893)
06-12-2017 9:05 PM

It's common for creationists to dismiss any evolution that can be directly observed as "microevolution". It's also common for creationists to claim that bits of "microevolution" do not add up to "macroevolution".

One thing that has been observed in labs is mutation on coding genes that produces new proteins with new function. So, that must be "microevolution" to creationists. Another observed mutation is gene duplication. Also, therefore, microevolution.

The interesting thing is that the second of those followed by the first would create an additional, unique protein coding gene.

According to the dogma that bits of microevolution do not add up to macroevolution, then presumably this must still be microevolution.

That means that genes can be added and evolution can produce complicated organisms with tens of thousands of coding genes without involving "macroevolution", whatever it might be.

It seems that, when creationists claim that macroevolution doesn't happen, they are describing something which, on the molecular level, doesn't seem to have been required in this life system.

Does everyone agree that all the life we see around us can be produced by microevolution, or is the addition of new genes macro, and the creationists' dogma (micro does not add up to macro) wrong?

Edited by bluegenes, : typo

Replies to this message:
 Message 3 by RAZD, posted 06-13-2017 9:49 AM bluegenes has not yet responded
 Message 4 by Faith, posted 06-13-2017 10:36 AM bluegenes has not yet responded
 Message 6 by Taq, posted 06-13-2017 11:33 AM bluegenes has not yet responded
 Message 127 by CRR, posted 07-29-2017 6:21 AM bluegenes has not yet responded

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2021