| Reality - 6
by Bruce Malone
Phillip Johnson in his book, Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds, suggests that whenever the word
evolution appears in schools, nature programs, or museums, a red light should go off in our heads flashing,
“snow job alert...snow job alert”. This is because the same word, evolution, is used to convey completely
different meanings and the definition tends to shift without notice.
The most general use of the word evolution is “change.” No one can argue with this - things do change. The
second meaning of the word is also agreed upon by everyone. This is when evolution is used to mean
micro-evolution or minor variations within a type of animal. Examples of this are variations in corn
varieties or breeds of dogs and cats. Micro-evolution also happens in nature to produce such relatively
minor changes as the bill type on different finches (which Darwin observed on the Galapagos Islands).
Notice that the dogs are still dogs and the finches are still finches.
The bait and switch happens whenever the evolutionist switches to the third definition without notice. Macro-evolution is the concept of one animal turning into a completely different type. Evolutionists often use the same word (evolution) to mean both minor variations and major transformations. How can minor variations create completely new biological features or creatures? The information needed for micro- evolution is already present within a creature’s genetic code. To prove macro-evolution it must be explained where new information comes from. This has never been done. Furthermore, the fossil record reveals no evidence that one completely different type of creature ever turned into another. In any other type of scientific endeavor or debate, using the same word to mean completely different things and changing the meaning of the definition without notice would be intolerable. Yet this is exactly what evolutionists all to often do.
Many examples of this bait and switch can be sited: