Evolutionists must say that prickles evolved independently in these animals: 1
- Spiny tenrec
This is an example of convergence and presents an awkward scenario for evolution, and the explanations they give are not very convincing. A more reasonable explanation is that God created both of these animals with prickles from the beginning.
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. 19: “Yet other evidence shows that [the hedghog and the spiny tenrec] are sufficiently unrelated for us to be sure that they evolved their prickly appearance independently, presumably for parallel reasons: prickles give protection from predators.” ↩