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Saturday, 16 April 2011

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Can you spot the peppered moth about to be glued onto the tree?

One of the many 'evidences' for 'evolution' is the notorious peppered moth debacle.

Background: The peppered moth is often wheeled out by desperate evolutionists as so called evidence of evolution in action. As the industrial revolution was revolving in the 19th century, evolution buffs were trying to find any and every kind of proof that the evolution notion was true. The peppered moth is one such 'proof'. As soot and smog caused the surrounding landscape to darken, it was noted that there was a marked 'increase' in the number of dark carbonaria peppered moths when compared to the lighter speckled variety.

This marvel, which normal people know as simple camouflage, was seen as some miracle of 'evolution', by the eccentric evolution enthusiasts. It is obvious that the more easily seen moth will be found and eaten rather than the well camouflaged darker variety, yet whacky evolutionists refused to accept the obvious and claim that the moths mutated to transform colour as if by magic.

The story then takes a slightly more sinister twist however as photographs were presented to gullible school children in biology textbooks of this simple demonstration of natural selection, but it was rebranded as evolutionary mutation.

Moths are nocturnal, and are rarely found hiding in the daylight on exposed tree trunks, preferring the protection of leafy foliage. Undaunted by this inconvenience, the evolutionists actually glued dead moths onto tree trunks! Later challenged, it was tried to be explained away that it was an experiment gauging the intelligence of foraging birds. Pity this wasn't the explanation given in the text books.

Most evolutionists now accept the peppered moth hoax as an embarrassing scandal, and never bring the subject up unless as a valid example of natural selection, which of course is a perfectly scientifically provable fact. However, evolutionists from liverpoolshire university have again opened a can of worms (incidentally, the worms would be dead as life does not spontaneously generate, even in once living creatures).

"The fact that the carbonaria mutation maps to the same region as butterfly-wing-pattern genes is amazing" said one bamboozled nut.

"It is not quite as amazing if you consider the possibility of common design. The fact that most cars have a wheel at each corner does not amaze me, it shows a common design, but then again I don't possess the vivid imagination and magical thinking needed to be an evolutionist." Said Finbarr Saunders.

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