To explain why I don’t believe in evolution, I will return to the popular subject of the evolution of the eye.
Here’s how some scientists think some eyes may have evolved: The simple light-sensitive spot on the skin of some ancestral creature gave it some tiny survival advantage, perhaps allowing it to evade a predator
It is conventional wisdom that a simple light-sensitive spot would give the organism a survival advangtage. This seems like common sense, but has it ever been established scientifically? I do not think so. I like to use the example of a deer in the headlights. A deer is able to see oncoming headlights while standing in the road at night. Common sense would tell us that this would represent a survival advantage. An oncoming car is very dangerous. Being able to see it would help out a lot, right? Well no, unfortunately deer do not share our common sense. When a deer sees headlights it has exactly the wrong reaction. A deer will freeze in place.
Until it can be scientifically demonstrated to me that a simple light-sensitive spot represents a survival advantage, I withhold belief. I picture the little critter with a light-sensitive spot seeing a preadator and “thinking” :hmmm: ‘Well, what is that coming this way?’ gulp. Just like the deer “thinking” ‘Well, what is that coming this way?’ thunk.