Darwin’s peppered myth: Turns out, peppered moths take care to protect themselves
|August 1, 2012||Posted by News under Evolution|
A Darwin cult (the peppered myth) developed during the twentieth century around the peppered moths, with the recent “resounding triumph” that it turns out that pollution effects do favour dark coloured moths over light coloured ones in the same species, with no important changes.
Whoop whoop. That is all Darwinism can come up with, in real life, after all this time.
In “Peppered Moths Without Evolution” (July 31, 2012), Creation-Evolution Headlines comments , noting a recent, more detailed study,
Kettlewell and Majerus didn’t take into account the moths’ behavior. They treated moths as passive creatures that would alight on tree trunks at random. They placed the selective power in the environment, with lower contrast producing greater camouflage, leaving the high-contrast moths vulnerable to birds.
The South Korean researchers found, instead, that moth behavior plays a vital role in the camouflage. They “found out that moths are walking on the tree bark until they settle down for resting; the insects seem to actively search for a place and a body position that makes them practically invisible.” A video clip embedded in the article shows the moths doing this.
The article avoids superstitious homage to Darwin as well, apparently. That’s a start in the right direction.
We always thought that the moth had more interest in protecting its hide than the researchers did, and guess what? But how do the moths know if, when they feel invisible, they really are invisible?
See also: US Darwinists (US ranked 14th) wail over South Korea (ranked 1st), supposedly “not able to compete”