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Evolutionists normally tell the public that selection is on an individual level, or that the “fittest organisms survive.” However, oftentimes the data does not fit this. For instance, some birds are known to sound an alarm when a predator is approaching to warn others in their group. Sounding the alarm is good for the group, but it is bad for the sacrificing bird because he now is more likely to be targeted by the predator. This self-sacrifice goes against or normal understanding of “survival of the fittest.”
Thus, evolutionists say that sometimes evolution works as “survival of the fittest group,” or “survival of the fittest gene. 2 These conflicting explanations allow evolutionists to explain almost any data, making evolution a messy theory, not a clean scientific one.
Additionally, group selection is extremely costly, 3 making it unlikely.
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Meyer, S. C. (2013). Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life And the Case for Intelligent Design. New York: HarperOne.
ReMine, W. J. (1993). The Biotic Message: Evolution Versus Message Theory. Saint Paul, Minn.: St. Paul Science.
- Meyer, 2013, p. 141: “This process of interspecies or interpopulation competition (as opposed to intraspecies competition) Gould called “species selection.”” ↩
- ReMine, 1993, p. 130 ↩
- ReMine, 1993, p. 195:”This argument showed that group selection in a large population is prohibitively costly. Group selection has a “cost” problem. If the population size is 1,000, then the maintenance of a group selective trait requires 1,000 times more genetic deaths than an individually selective trait.” ↩