Dr. Guliuzza of ICR wrote an excellent review of a growing hypothesis in evolution camps. This new theory claims a major component of evolution results from an organism’s inherit ability to adapt, not from external selection alone. The two views are described as “Internalists” vs “Externalists”.
“Internalists attempted to describe observable mechanisms. Externalists repeatedly invoked natural selection…”
Creation science observes that God has designed organisms and animals to adapt to conditions around them. That adaptive process is observed in the variety of species we see both on our planet today, and in the fossil record.
“The mechanisms discussed at the Royal Society tend to confirm design-based creationist theory that emphasizes active, problem-solving organisms capable of self-adjusting to fill dynamic environments. Creationist theory predicts that if organisms were designed with internal capabilities to continuously track environmental changes then developmental bias and plasticity, then epigenetic mechanisms and many other mechanisms would enable these organisms to fill new niches. Tracking conditions and filling new environments would happen quickly-within the lifetime of a parent-and enhance the ability of offspring to do the same.”
“In fact, the creationist model of Continuous Environmental Tracking would enable creationists to 1) fully describe, or 2) predict currently unidentified, system elements that a design-based model would indicate are essential to proper function. Since even EES proponents have evolutionary mindsets and are often trapped in naturalistic research programs, they overlook blatantly obvious key system elements that ought to be described or, if unidentified, ought to be investigated.”
Dr. Guliuzza’s full review is available at the Institute for Creation Research website.