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I have thoroughly enjoyed all the new friends I have made this week and the conversations I have been having. It never ceases to amaze me that I write things about Scripture and no one says ‘boo’, but the minute I put an article up here about evolution or atheism the walls start crawling with evolutionists and atheists. Their like hound-dogs, some may say they evolved from blood-hounds! Maybe they did; I don’t know. One guy actually had nothing better than (I’m paraphrasing) ‘your writing is bad.’ I thought that was creative. I try to respond to all replies because I truly enjoy the interaction.
Anyhow, for those of you who stop by for meditations from John’s Gospel, I’ll be posting later on one of those. I also owe you some questions that I think the church ought to be asking. For now, I have another ‘evolution’ article. Again, I’m posting it here so that I can get some feedback from some of my evolutionist friends. I’d seriously like some explanation for this. The article is from, of all places, ESPN.com.
I’ll put an excerpt here because I don’t know how long they archive articles.
(This article was updated June 13, 2007. It’s an AP article.)
NEW LONDON, Conn. — Call it crustacean discrimination.
A lobster caught last weekend by Steve Hatch and his uncle Robert Green was spared from being cooked and ripped apart on a plate because of its color.
The 1 1/2-pound clawed creature is bright blue, the result of an extremely rare genetic mutation.
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Later that afternoon, he put the lobster in a cooler and brought it to the Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, where it will live out its days in an elementary school classroom for children to learn about.
Catherine Ellis, curator of fish and invertebrates at the aquarium, said only one in 3 million lobsters are “true blue,” meaning their color is the result of genetics and not the environment.
The one caught Sunday will join two other blue lobsters at the aquarium.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that the blue coloring occurs when lobsters produce an excessive amount of protein because of a genetic mutation.
9,000,000 lobsters had to live in order for 3 to produce this genetic mutation. Scientists would have us believe that mutations, insofar as Darwinian evolution is concerned, make for better creatures, survival of the fittest, etc. Here are some questions I have for the scientists among us:
- How did this mutation benefit this lobster? (Except that it prevented it from being eaten by humans. PS. I don’t eat lobster. I like animals.)
- Why does it happen in so few?
- Do all lobsters have this mutation?
- Why don’t all lobsters ‘use’ it?
- Why did this one turn blue in the first place?
- Why aren’t Blue Lobsters naturally produced? That is, if a genetically mutated lobster exists, and it mates, why don’t they produce genetically blue lobsters so that there is a whole herd/school/murder/flock whatever of them? (Why are the majority of lobsters not genetically mutated blue lobsters?)
- Or, was the article just full of lies?
I’m serious. I’d like a real scientific explanation of how this mutating lobster benefits the species? Or is this just an anomaly? This is no trap. I’m in search of serious responses from my friends who believe that we evolved from lesser species. Just how does this mutation work in this lobster’s favor?