Each time I see a misrepresentation of cause and effect like this, which graphically touts natural selection via bird predation in butterflies, I wonder how much longer it will be until someone else helps to expose the nonsense of mutation-initiated natural selection. What we have in this picture attests to what the researchers have been taught by professors who were also taught about Haldane’s idea as if it were Darwin’s theory. There has never been any experimental support for Haldane’s idea about natural selection. Yet, this picture shows bird predation associated with color in butterflies, which follows from the ridiculous story about industrial melanism in peppered moths.
Will someone with graphics capabilities help address this issue by replacing “Hybridization” in frame one of this graphic with “Mutation” and change frame two with a picture of a snake in a tree attempting to ingest a monkey? That would be one way to graphically illustrate for comparison the snake-centric theory of human brain evolution via predation. Frame four could also be replaced with a picture from what is now central China that compares the physical traits of the adaptively evolved human population that arose during the past 30,000 years to those of any monkeys found in the trees of the same region.
31 October 2013 | Biology
Evolution takes time to snowball
Excerpt: “It seems that evolution starts out slowly, with just a few key differences [in color] appearing, but then snowballs with differences accumulating at a faster rate over time.”
My comment: All morphogenesis, including color change, is nutrient-dependent. Nutrients metabolize to species-specific pheromones that control reproduction in species from microbes to man. Pheromone-controlled reproduction is responsible for nutrient-dependent speciation. Speciation includes color changes associated with reproductive fitness that is signaled via pheromones. The color changes don’t cause speciation via predation. Nutrient-dependent pheromone production that is associated with morphogenesis, which includes changes in color, causes speciation via control of reproduction.