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Sunday, April 08, 2018

The Darwin Termite Does Not Support Evolution

This child does not know anyone who likes termites, except for mayhaps entomologists who study it doing insect stuff. There is one obnoxious pest in Northern Australia known as Mastotermes darwiniensis, the Darwin or giant northern termite. It commences to eating almost anything organic, ruining agriculture, and so forth. Interesting that Darwin's advocates think that it has "evolutionary significance".

The giant norther termite of Australia is not an example of evolution
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Apparently, only in 'Straya can these things be found that are supposed to be evidence of evolution from cockroaches. It's the wings that got Darwin bots all het up, plus a few other similar features between cockroaches and termites, thousands of species of each notwithstanding. Evolutionists have confirmation bias and use the fallacy of affirming the consequent, and ignore the simple fact that having some features in common can also be evidence of the Designer of both. With a bit more examination, the evolutionary story falls apart.
Termites, of which about 2,000 species have been described, belong to the order Isoptera, which means ‘equal-winged’. In contrast to nearly all other insects, the front and back wings look totally alike — with the exception of the species Mastotermes darwiniensis, the ‘Darwin termite’ (named after the city of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory) . . .

When this termite was described about 100 years ago, evolutionists were enthusiastic. At last the origin of these highly organized insects was thought to have been discovered! The anal lobe was the proof: ‘Termites have evolved from cockroaches!’
 To read the rest of this short article, click on "Darwin's termites".