Evolutionists must say that the ladder web evolved independently in spiders from two locations: 1
- New Guinea
This is an example of convergence and presents an awkward situation for evolution to explain. Rather than saying that the ladder web evolved twice independently, a better explanation is the biblical explanation: that God originally created these two spiders, and their behavior has been altered in a similar way due to the curse on creation for mankind’s sin.
Convergence: A Problem for Evolution
When evolutionists try to draw their "tree" of related animals, they have a problem: not everything "fits." They must say that some things---even things that are extremely similar---evolved multiple times independently (called convergence). They say that eyes evolved 40-60 times independently. This is awkward for evolutionists to explain, but it makes much more sense for a creationist: God reuses good designs!
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Dawkins, R. (1996). Climbing Mount Improbable. New York: Norton.
- Dawkins, 1996, p. 53: “Soon after Robinsons’ discovery in New Guinea, their colleague William Eberhand found a New World equivalent in Columbia. That this ladder [of web] was invented independently of the New Guinea one is attested by a difference of detail: its hub is at the bottom of the ladder rather than the top. But it works in just the same way and apparently for the same reason: both species specialize in eating moths.” ↩