Answer by Diane Eager Consider this: If a militant transgender promoter was murdered and can no longer promote their claimed sexuality, DNA tests on any cell in their body will reveal that they never were a male who could be a female, or vice versa. Gender is definitely biological. It is not a cultural construct […]
The original question was: Both Maoris and Europeans brought new types of food to NZ, yet the native birds seemed to find no problem eating our food scraps immediately. Can you explain this to me? Is it an example of evolution? Answer by John Mackay Birds native or otherwise along with most land dwelling vertebrate […]
ORIGIN OF LIFE: Since all chemicals needed for life occur by natural processes do we need a creator to make life?
The original question was: My biology lecturer has stated that since the early days of Millers amino acid experiment we have discovered natural processes on earth and in stars can make amino acids for proteins, sugars for DNA, complex carbohydrates and on and on, so no god is needed to make life because given long […]
HOMOLOGOUS STRUCTURES? Vertebrate limbs have the same bone structure. Is this evidence for evolution?
The Original question was: School textbooks and lesson plans use homologous structures, such as the bones in vertebrate limbs, as evidence for evolution. How can we refute these claims? Answer by Diane Eager Homologous structures are organs and body parts that have the same internal organisation. For example, all vertebrates have limbs with a common […]
HUMAN TAILS? I have read that babies can be born with true tails. Are these leftovers from our evolutionary ancestors?
The original question was: I read an article that claimed there are “true tails” as opposed to “false tails” and there are 20 to 30 cases of “true tails” in humans. Is this correct, or are they just “more advanced” false tails? Reference: http://io9.gizmodo.com/5967742/the-science-of-human-tails Answer by Diane Eager. The article referenced in the link above […]
GIRAFFES: If natural selection favoured long necked giraffes why are females shorter than males? How do juveniles survive?
The Original question was: Giraffe evolution – If giraffes have long necks because natural selection favoured that phenotype in an environment with high foliage, why are the adult females one metre shorter than males? Surely they would all be the same height if the evolution story were true? It is also a bit of a […]
Following our publication of a question and answer on Lenski’s E. coli experiment we received a request for further information. We suggest you first read the original question: Bacteria Evolution? Lenski’s E coli experiment: Has it shown bacteria can evolve new information? Answer here by Diane Eager Follow up questions were: Why do you use […]
The original question was: Here in the Philippines politician Manny Pacquiao has made comments opposing President Obamas views on same sex marriage. Now atheists are saying that it doesn’t cause harm to the society or any human being at all, therefore, there is no reason to not legalize it. Are there any scientific evidences that […]
WEEDS: Plants can be weeds in one place but not in another. How can weeds be the result of the Fall?
The original question was: In your Evidence News December 16 December 2015 you claim that weeds are a consequence of the Fall and wouldn’t have existed in Eden, but isn’t the definition of a weed subjective? Aren’t weeds just plants growing where you don’t want them to? So a given plant would be a weed […]
The original question was: If you can show me just one error Professor Dawkins has made, I may be impressed with your pathetic attempts to establish creation! Answer by John Mackay and Diane Eager You have asked for only one error, but we will be generous and provide two. One: The Vertebrate Eye In his […]