Defender's Guide to Science and Creationism

Mark Vuletic

Assertion

Evolutionists cannot explain how butterfly metamorphosis could have evolved.

Analysis

The evolution of butterfly metamorphosis is not especially well-understood, but this is hardly damning evidence against evolution, since butterfly metamorphosis itself is not especially well-understood. It is unfair to criticize evolutionists for not having an evolutionary explanation for a process, when the mechanisms underlying the process have not yet been detailed. Since evolution accounts so well for other processes and structures, it seems that the burden of proof in the meantime must be on creationists to demonstrate that butterfly evolution is not possible, which they have no hope of doing at this time, since they do not know the mechanisms underlying butterfly metamorphosis either.

Last updated: 21 Mar 2008

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