Evolution has two scenarios regarding useless features:
- Useless features are eliminated by natural selection
- Useless features are kept, not eliminated
For instance, evolutionists believe human ancestors had a much better sense of smell that we have since lost (#1). However, other “useless features” have not been lost, like the dandelion’s flower and nectar. 1
ReMine, W. J. (1993). The Biotic Message: Evolution Versus Message Theory. Saint Paul, Minn.: St. Paul Science.
- ReMine, 1993, p. 150: “Thus, there are Darwinian scenarios to explain why well-developed, functioning features (like a keen sense of smell) have been lost. Yet there are other scenarios to explain why useless non-functioning features have been kept (such as the dandelion’s nectar and flower). Darwinian scenarios can be adapted to virtually any circumstance.” ↩