Creationist Argument #4


"We have never observed evolution. We have only observed microevolution (variations within a species), not macroevolution (appearance of a new species). No one has ever observed a speciation event."


Apart from the fact that it's an outright lie by virtue of speciations being artificially induced in the laboratory, this argument suffers from numerous weaknesses:

It is noteworthy that even if we adopt the creationists' strict "intersterility" definition of species (which produces the ludicrous implication that every individual bacteria is its own species), there have still been numerous speciation events, as alluded to at the beginning of this article. For example:

A much longer list is available at TalkOrigins.

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