Irreducible Complexity Example #123,456 — Water Skippers
|July 27, 2012||Posted by GilDodgen under Intelligent Design|
When I was a kid, for a weekend getaway, our family used to visit a place in the woods of northern Idaho. A stream flowed through the campsite, and I remember seeing these fascinating insects called water skippers. They moved on the surface of the water on their “feet,” supported by the water’s surface tension.
How did these creatures evolve by random mutation and natural selection in a step-by-tiny-step fashion? Did proto-water skippers sink and drown, and then random errors introduced into the proto-water skipper genetic code produce semi-skippers, some of whom drowned and others that eventually skipped without drowning?
Which mutations would be required in this process? What is the likelihood of them occurring? How would they work? How many dead skippers would be required to complete this evolutionary process? Would enough proto-skippers be available?
Of course, Darwinists never address these questions and challenges — which any legitimate scientist involved in any rigorous scientific discipline would immediately be required to address and defend, or be summarily dismissed as a crackpot — because Darwinists have no answers or defenses, only fantasies and creative storytelling.
The purpose of this essay is to point out that irreducible complexity is not an exception but a rule — in fact, it is basically a law of nature. Discontinuity and discretized function, not gradualism, are found everywhere, whether in the laws of physics that govern the universe or in virtually every aspect of the machinery that drives the functionality of living systems.
All of this is obviously the product of design. The notion that it is the product of chance and necessity is clearly irrational.