Fruit flies have a very short life span. You probably already knew that. But did you also know that scientists have been breeding fruit flies for a hundred years or so? And that they’ve observed over 3,000 consecutive generations? And guess what conclusion they’ve reached after all that…yep…a fruit fly is a fruit fly is a fruit fly.
Through all those generations they never observed (or observe) any mutations leading to another organism in any way. In fact, scientist after scientist published findings that said things like “they have never yet seen the emergence of a new organism or even a new enzyme”.
In fact, the more mutations found in the fruit flies, the less viable that generation becomes. It reminds me of when we used to record cassette tapes directly from vinyl albums. (yes, I’ve been around that long) The first cassette was a decent recording, albeit not as high fidelity as the album. But if we took that same cassette and made a cassette copy, the quality was very noticeably deteriorated. And all that extra “hiss” lead to the invention of digital recordings and CD’s.
That’s an over-simplified example of how mutations are detrimental…not beneficial. And when you compare the simple design of a cassette to the complex design of even the tiny fruit fly, it shouldn’t take a geneticist to see where that leads.
No known mutation has ever produced something more complex than the organism in which it originated. And that’s why a fruit fly is a fruit fly is a fruit fly. And the same is true for you and I. (I know it should be “me”, but then it wouldn’t rhyme)
Fruit flies only live about 11 days. They’re yet another reason why God’s existence can so clearly be seen.
In Faith, Hope, and Love…
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