Just when you think the arguments for evolution cannot get any sillier, along come more “experts” writing in the New York Times! A professor of computer science and a principal research scientist teamed up last Sunday to write a piece in entitled, “The Wisdom of Slime.”
In short they argue that we really did not need all those engineers and planners who gave us the Interstate Highway system because we could have just let some slime do the work instead. I am not kidding, and I hope you will read this story to your children and help them see why the Bible says that those who hate God are fools.
Now I am not saying anything against the wonder of Physarum polycephalum [the slime] because it is amazing stuff. And yes, it does a good job of finding the most efficient way to move food around and survive. But there are two major problems: First designing a freeway system is much more complex which the authors ignore. And next, they throw in this line: ”The slime mold was designed by evolution.” Obviously wanting us to see that if evolution can make slime mold then the human brain is no problem!
Here they take at least TWO major leaps of faith: First they have to bring over one of our terms, “designed,” in order to have their argument make sense and secondly they argue the evolution was able to take inert stuff with nothing but time and chance and create this complex organism, which by their own admission is a real problem solver! In fact, no one has yet posited how the forces of evolution could have even produced a single one of the various cells that make up this slime mold. In fact, they cannot even come up with the complex amino acids in those cells.
The real story to tell about Physarum polycephalum is how even the slime mold, and all of its component parts, declare the glory of God as we are taught in Psalm 19.
In the Lamb,