Skip to comments.Predation Did Not Come from Evolution
Posted on 03/28/2009 7:56:22 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
Predation Did Not Come from Evolution
by Daniel Criswell, Ph.D.*
Although the origin of predation is poorly understood, it is incorrect to attribute to young-earth creation the assertion that predatory animals quickly and recently evolved the physical features necessary for predation. It is a common fallacy that carnivores evolved from a change in form and function. No physical evolution was required to change herbivores to predators--it was merely a change in behavior.
The view that an alteration of genomes and phenotypes, such as sharp teeth and claws, would have been required to supply the physical features for predation from herbivorous features common in plant-eating animals is not correct. The shape of the teeth, the ability to run fast for short distances, and all the other physical attributes given to predators can be used for acquiring plant food sources as well. A few examples of mammal diets will verify this quite well...
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Yet another proof of the utter failure of Darwinistas.
Ok. But I bet you won’t see goats and sheep hunting down coyotes anytime soon.
Ya gotta be fast to outrun a Texas tumbleweed.
I hear they’re making a comeback in Nicaragua ;op
Okay, how do you explain El Chupacabra? / sarc (snicker)
As I recall, a rabbit with giant canine teeth once attacked the President of the United States.
The most functional metric in studying the different biologies of predators and herbavores is the length of the digestive tract. This is because soft raw flesh needs to be digested as quickly as possible and then eliminated before putrifaction occurs, while an herbaceous diet requires a much longer digestive process to break down the tough plant material adequately enough to extract it's nutritious qualities. And indeed, predators have much shorter diegstive tracts than the much longer digestive tracts of herbavores, while omnivores have digestive tract lengths between the two extremes (the metric beign established by the calculation of a ratio of body length to digestive tract length). These differences are mandatory for survival, and constitute clear proof of the operation of form and function rather than mere behavior. Whether evolution caused these differences is another question, but denying their existence and importance is simply ignorance.
How about Eagles hunting mountain goats!
In nature you are the eater or the eaten.
I am a God-fearing Catholic. Evolution is not incompatible with Christianity. The 6000 year people make all Christians look like idiots.
Hey that’s different. Rabbits are mean.
Same failed ideas too.
Sorry I just find hard to believe that the Earth is flat, the Earth is the center of the universe, or 6000 years old.... Just pointing out the facts..
But it is isn’t it...I mean...oh good lord...even I can’t keep it up that long.
I mean really WTF
And the people who discount young earth are denying the scriptures.
And these are the same ones who call everyone else idiots then cry because they can’t back up their own lousy theories.
You may fear God, but you either don’t believe or don’t know your bible.
Carbon dating has proved other wise..
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