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Section 9 - VARIATION
Variation is the law that no two, born of the same parents, are alike. Adam must have known that, but how can it unroll, unwind or evolve a machine where there isn't one? The stockman takes advantage of variation, but he does what the law cannot do for itself. To develop a characteristic, he line-breeds the freaks to develop the freakishness. Arbitrary selection, segregation, and line-breeding will produce a herd of Holsteins on one side of a fence and Jerseys on the other. Never in a million years will Nature, left to itself to go haphazard, do that. Nature will do exactly the opposite and left to itself will breed to a common level. Nature resists the breeder and if the fence is broken down for two years it will upset the work of fifty years.
Question for the class in arithmetic:
If nature, left to itself, will in two years upset the work of fifty years, how long will it take nature to do all the breeder can do and work a miracle that he wouldn't believe if he saw it? How long would it take to evolve a hog into something else that does not look like a hog, taste like a hog, smell like a hog, act like a hog, and give it an equipment that hogs do not need and it cannot do without?
When the breeder has done his most and his best, cows arc only cattle and hogs continue to be swine. He cannot turn them into camels or coyotes. Nature when it has done its most and its best (if left to itself) will make scrubs out of thoroughbreds. All the breeder can do is to MODIFY THE STRUCTURES THE ANIMAL ALREADY HAS. The stockman can-breed a white belt around a black hog but he cannot breed antlers onto its head. To grow a hair or a horn or a feather requires a machine in the body that can manufacture just that. Evolution undertakes to unwrap in a creature, what that form of life never had.
Man is having trouble with his teeth; will the "scientists" kindly tell us how we may unroll or evolve a gizzard?
Much is made of the fact that breeders can breed certain equipment off. That is not evolution, it is the opposite. One of the eminent "authorities" on evolution says there are 180 structures in the human body that we have lost the use of, wholly or in part, because we ceased to use them. They say all mammals are in much the same fix.
Please underscore that with red ink. We will need it later.
THAT CONFESSION OUGHT TO SINK THE SYSTEM FOREVER.
Is evolution a process of subtraction?
Unless they can show that we have 180 structures getting ready to be
used, MAN IS HEADED THE WRONG WAY. If losing the use of ourselves is evolution,
then death must be a grand evolutionary spurt. One hundred and eighty disappearing
structures are 180 arguments against evolution and 180 arguments that only
the grace of God can keep man from the junk pile. "Except ye repent," ye
shall lose all the rest of yourself.
||Millions and millions of creatures, ALL GOING, NONE COMING. They do not tell of one organ that, we are going to have. If they could find one tail feather on a frog, they would have one argument for evolution. Why don't they graft one on just to make a showing? They are already borrowing grafts from the monkeys to restore OVER-EVOLVED men; here's hoping they graft brains next.|
If an unused organ must recede, then the evolution of a new organ would be a-b-s-o-l-u-t-e-l-y impossible, because an organ can't be used before we get it and while we are getting it before it can be used, it MUST RECEDE.
They say that apes can wiggle their ears and most men cannot. This, they argue, is evidence that when men ceased to be apes, they began to lose that CONVENIENCE along with other advantages. If we could and the apes could not, that would also prove evolution. Whether the wiggle is coming or going, "ALL IS GRIST THAT COMES TO THE EVOLU-TER'S MILL." Elephants can wiggle their noses more than we can; that proves we evolved from elephants.