Posted: Nov 30, 2021 12:02 pm
by Spearthrower
Wortfish wrote:
Spearthrower wrote:
As the new Omicron variant spreads around the world, creationists have been asked whether the molecular evolution of SarsCov2 is not remarkable evidence for Darwinian theory


Creationists have been asked by other Creationists, because Creationists are only credible to other Creationists, and were those asking Creationists not themselves Creationist, they'd consider asking a Creationist a question about evolution to be about as useful as asking a mouse to tap dance.


Well, I don't get the distinction between the acceptance that the virus is "changing" and it is "evolving".


Dogma is the distinction.


Wortfish wrote: But it is an important point that natural selection cannot prevent the virus from mutating itself out of existence.


And of course, no one who has the faintest idea how evolution by natural selection occurs would find this anything other than obvious.

As always, populations are walking a tightrope through time and space - even being too successful can be detrimental to a population's long term survival. The rules of the game are ever-changing, so no one size ever fits all... and thus endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful, and most pernicious and virulent have evolved and will continue to evolve.