Archive for March 24th, 2008

Evolutionists Fail to Use Their Un-Chimp-Like Brains

Church of Darwin,, Science, Uncategorized, Unexplained Artifact | Posted by Chris Parker
Mar 24 2008

Who has more faith than an evolutionist? Who believes in secret black box processes more than an evolutionist? Who takes the story as given without any critical analysis more than a evolutionist? Who believes in chance more than an evolutionist and who has a better imagination? A few months ago, one of them suggested, quite seriously that perhaps a change in a single chimp “jaw muscle” protein  led to the development of smaller jaws and thus, created the room for the “evolvement” of the large human brain. You can imagine what kind of excitement that kind of speculation caused in the evolutionary faith because they had been kind of stuck on that. (Why didn’t some chimp just evolve a bigger head?) 

Problem is, the kind of speculation that evolutionists engage in daily is not science, just because you have a PhD and wear a white lab coat. Smaller jaw—secret, unknown, unimagined black box processes, mix in a few million years and poof!—A larger fully functioning and wholly integrated larger brain.

Now, if we assume that the latest Intel chip had a few hundred inventor-engineers behind its development, how is it that an organ which is literally trillions of times more complex could develop by chance, with no designer? A single human brain is still more powerful than all the computers ever invented-put together.

In the following article, scientists argue that a language feature unique to the human brain is evidence for evolution when of course; it’s actually evidence for design. Natural selection is supposed to utilize mutations that give its host some kind of advantage in its environment, thus increasing its survival potential and permitting the host to pass along its evolutionary advantage to its progeny.

The problem here is that the human brain could not possibly evolve from a single mutation, or from a dozen. It would literally take tens of thousands of not millions of little tiny steps, each of which would have to build on and integrate not only with the previous mutations on this journey, but with the previously existing brain. The problem is that these little intervening steps impart no evolutionary advantage for natural selection to “select”. Only the whole human brain, some millions of years and no doubt millions of mutations in the future will actually provide some reason for natural selection to operate on this host.

If you read this article with an open mind, we believe that you can easily detect the elements of design but realize that if chimps were fine as they were, and they certainly seem to be, that there is no reasonable explanation as to why they needed a larger brain to survive or how they survived all those years while waiting for the untold thousands and millions of random mutations needed to turn them into an evolutionist.

Language Feature Unique To Human Brain Identified

ScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2008) — Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, have identified a language feature unique to the human brain that is shedding light on how human language evolved. The study marks the first use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a non-invasive imaging technique, to compare human brain structures to those of chimpanzees, our closest living relative.

To explore the evolution of human language, Yerkes researcher James Rilling, PhD, and his colleagues studied the arcuate fasciculus, a pathway that connects brain regions known to be involved in human language, such as Broca’s area in the frontal lobe and Wernicke’s area in the temporal lobe. Using DTI, researchers compared the size and trajectory of the arcuate fasciculus in humans, rhesus macaques and chimpanzees.

According to Rilling, “The human arcuate fasiculus differed from that of the rhesus macaques and chimpanzees in having a much larger and more widespread projection to areas in the middle temporal lobe, outside of the classical Wernicke’s area. We know from previous functional imaging studies that the middle temporal lobe is involved with analyzing the meanings of words. In humans, it seems the brain not only evolved larger language regions but also a network of fibers to connect those regions, which supports humansÕ superior language capabilities.”

“This is a landmark,” said Yerkes researcher Todd Preuss, PhD, one of the study’s coauthors. “Until DTI was developed, scientists lacked non-invasive methods to study brain connectivity directly. We couldn’t study the connections of the human brain, nor determine how humans resemble or differ from other animals. DTI now makes it possible to understand how evolution changed the wiring of the human brain to enable us to think, act and speak like humans.” The study will be published in the online version of Nature Neuroscience.

Adapted from materials provided by Emory University, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.