The word “selection” is an action word, implying that someone or something is selecting from available options. These variants from which it chooses are thought to be provided by random mutations, genetic recombinations, or even non-random mutations. In evolutionary thinking, there is no overriding mind or thoughtful selector, and there certainly is no designer who can make intelligent choices. So, the selection must be made in a mindless, thoughtless fashion, with no end goal in sight. True natural selection can be only unthinking, unable to plan for the future or produce specific choices on purpose. It is impotent to influence the raw material and facilitate its (non-existent) choices."
Saturday, July 02, 2011
The Language of Evolution by John D. Morris, Ph.D.
"In case you haven’t noticed, evolution has its own special language. Science properly uses specific words, often from Latin, to clarify information to those who know the “language,” but evolution’s words often confuse, clouding the true meaning. One such term is “natural selection.” Let’s break this down, carefully examining each word, and maybe we can then discern if it clearly portrays truth.