Which of these two statements has a higher information content?
1. Over the course of time, some of our remote ancestors evolved legs from fins; and later they evolved more sophisticated brains.
2. Over the course of time, some of our remote ancestors abracadabra’ed legs from fins; and later they presto’ed more sophisticated brains.
If you answered “Number One,” please think again. Both statements have exactly the same information content: Zilch.
Yesterday Patty and I enjoyed watching Walking With Monsters, which forms a trilogy with Walking With Dinosaurs and Walking With Beasts. The computer-generated creatures, which don’t look computer-generated at all, are a fantasy-writer’s dream come true. (When you read the climax of The Thunder King, you’ll see how these feats of the imagination have inspired some of my own.) Yes, they look real. They’re a treat to watch.
But the narrative text of these videos, alas, is Darwinist fairy-tales from beginning to end. We are asked to believe, for instance, that amphibians “evolved” hard-shelled eggs and scaly skins to free them from dependence on a water habitat. Who would’ve ever believed amphibians were smart enough to do that? Without even the benefit of a drawing-board! But of course the fairy-tale is that these important changes “just happened” by chance over millions of years. We can’t observe them for ourselves, we can’t in any way test the hypothesis, we can’t explain why horseshoe crabs are still horseshoe crabs after all these countless eons–but if you don’t believe the fairy-tale, somehow that makes you a narrow-minded nebbish. How dare you ask for evidence? Why, look at the fossils!
All right, I’m looking. In fact, I’ve been looking at the fossils all my life. And what they tell me is that at various times in the past, there were animals present on the earth who aren’t around today, and that some of them were mind-bogglingly different from any animals that live today.
The fossils don’t tell me that fins turned into legs. Dogmatic Darwinists tell me that. They can’t tell me why everybody’s fins didn’t “evolve” into legs, or why so many amphibians obstinately persist in laying squishy eggs without shells. But they can tell me “You’re fired!” if I’m a high school or college biology teacher who asks impertinent questions.
A “science” that disallows questions is no science at all. My fantasies are clearly labeled as such. I wish the Darwinists would do the same.