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Brad Harrub Brad Harrub, Ph.D.

Neurobiologist
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Bachelor of Science – Biology
University of Tennessee, College of Medicine
Ph.D. – Anatomy & Neurobiology

Micro versus Macroevolution
Microevolution is true—and is defined as small changes within limited parameters (ex. Dogs bred for different traits). Macroevolution (or organic evolution) is false and has never been proven in a lab. According to the macroevolution model, the universe is completely self-contained.
That is to say the universe is all that exists and thus everything descended from a common ancestor—which itself came from an inorganic form. There is no “First Cause,” no “superintending intelligence,” no “divine guidance” that is responsible for what we see around us.
Organic evolution maintains that all life descended from a common ancestor…Textbooks often teach the truth about microevolution, land then try to slip in macroevolution—that all species evolved from a common ancestor, something that has never been experimentally proven.
Darwin was teaching and espousing macroevolution…As Hugo de Fries once noted: “Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest.” (1905, p. 825-826, emp. Added).
Respected Swedish biologist Soren Lovtrop observed: “Micromutations do occur, but the theory that these alone can account for evolutionary change is either falsified, or else it is an unfalsifiable, hence metaphysical, theory. I suppose that nobody will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science becomes addicted to a false theory. But this is what has happened in biology…I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens, many people will pose the question: How did this ever happen? 1987, 422, emp. added).
Darwin was completely wrong on inheritance of acquired characteristics. While he recognized some of the problems with Lamarck’s original theory, Darwin still believed the environment might have the ability to change an organism. Today, scientists know that changes that occur in body cells are not passed on to the DNA in reproductive cells. Scientists know today that body cells, whether it be muscle tissue or skin tissue, do not have an effect on sperm and egg cells.
References
* Excerpted from Brad Harrub, Convicted (Brentwood, TN: Focus Press, 2009) 213, 214.


Convicted: A Scientist Examines the Evidence for Christianity Convicted: A Scientist Examines the Evidence for Christianity

Author: Brad Harrub
Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Focus Press, Inc.; 1st edition edition (October 7, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982181574
ISBN-13: 978-0982181577
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