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Do you remember the old Star Trek movie where Captain Kirk and crew take a captured Klingon warbird back in time to transport humpback whales into the future? It’s a fun, if unrealistic, story. But back in reality, humpback whales are themselves amazing. They cooperate to corral and feed on fish, launch their 40-ton bodies into the air and communicate with haunting songs.
Where did these whales come from? Evolutionists believe they descended from a wolf-like animal. That’s right. The small critter liked to swim and feed on fish. But why a wolf-like creature? Because whales are mammals. According to evolutionary theory, they developed from other mammals, not fish. So, over millions of years the wolf-like mammal mutated. Nostrils moved to the top of the head, hair was lost and blubber formed. Front legs slowly morphed into flippers and the back legs became a powerful tail. Teeth changed. The cardiopulmonary system changed. Sensory organs developed. That’s what they say. And you thought the Star Trek story was far-fetched!
The problem is that multiple beneficial mutations would need to occur together through the centuries, in a random way. Researchers have calculated that 100 million years are needed for just one pair of cooperative mutations to randomly occur in a large population of animals. When you calculate all the changes needed from the furry land critter to the whale, it becomes impossible by random chance.*
That’s one reason why believing in a Creator makes sense.
*”A Whale of a Story,” The John 10:10 project, video embedded on “CONSIDER THIS: A Whale of a Way to Start 2023,” HillFaith https://www.hillfaith.org/apologetics/consider-this-a-whale-of-a-way-to-start-2023/
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