Evolutionists sometimes say, “Darwin noticed that finch beaks had changed over time to adapt to different environments. Some finches had smaller beaks while others had larger ones. This is an example of evolution in action.” But is it really? For evolution to occur, we need brand new information. Adjusting the size of a finch’s beak isn’t evolution, it’s just an adjustment.
If you point this out to an evolutionists, he will usually agree. He will realize that mere adjustments cannot change a reptile into a bird. For instance, sailboats have some adjustments you can make to cope with the wind and waves. But making adjustments to a sailboat could never turn it into a fighter jet. For a transformation like this, we need brand new information–not simple adjustments.
And so evolutionists believe that mutations (mistakes) cause this brand new information. However, we most commonly associate mutations with cancer, genetic disorders, and aging, and so this doesn’t make sense, either.
Below are some every-day examples of things that have built-in variation. A lot of variety is possible with these built-in options, but there are clear limits. The options are limited to what was built in from the beginning. The same thing applies to animals. A lot of variety is possible, but there are clear limits to what the Creator programmed into the genetic “options.”
- You can adjust the background picture of our desktop (home screen)
- You can adjust the color scheme
- You can adjust the default size of text
- You can adjust the font
- You can adjust the screen brightness
- Hamburger combo at a fast-food restaurant
- Options for the hamburger: Bread, white or whole wheat? Ketchup? Mustard? Pickles? Lettuce? Tomato? Bacon? Cheese? American, provolone, or cheddar?
- Options for the side: Potato fries, coleslaw, or fruit?
- Options for the drink: Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Gatorade, Hawaiian Fruit Punch, lemonade, sweet tea, unsweet tea, water, Mix of drinks, amount of ice
- Size of combo: small, medium, or large