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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Evolution and Peacock Feathers

Charles Darwin didn't like peacock tails. "The sight of a feather in a peacock’s tail, whenever I gaze at it, makes me sick!" Reason being because it didn't fit with that tinhorn's evolutionary ideas, and he tried to explain it away by doing the scientific thing of "making stuff up". Evolution is supposed to make things function better. So how can evolutionists explain beauty without function? They can't.

Evolution does not give rise to beauty or features without function. Evolution fails overall anyway. The peacock's tail has beauty without function, and doesn't drag the bird down, either.
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The beauty-without-function aspect of the feathers is bad enough for Darwin's Cheerleaders, but it gets worse. Those long things should be detrimental to flight — especially escape — but when Percival Peacock decides it time to vamoose, they don't pose a problem for him. That's because the bird, the feathers, and everything else were designed, not the product of evolutionary wishful thinking.
A peacock’s large train looks like it would be a real drag! To get such a burden airborne must surely take a lot of extra energy and slow a bird down, perhaps delaying its escape from a predator. But does it really? New research— “The elaborate plumage in peacocks is not such a drag,” published in the Journal of Experimental Biology—says “No!”
You can see what the flap is about by reading the rest of the article at "Peacock Tail Feathers Don’t Drag Them Down".