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Friday, June 15, 2018

Bajau Divers and False Evolution Claims

If you get a notion to saddle up and ride over to see the Bajau people, you have an impressive horse that can swim long distances. They are mighty fond of the sea. They primarily live around Indonesia, Borneo, and the Philippines. Some live most of the time on water and travel around, earning the nickname "sea nomads", while others settled on land. Those who live on land became handy with livestock, and they were tagged as "cowboys of the East". I'd like to see them in action. The history of the Bajaus is rather mysterious, but mayhaps that's to be expected from sea nomads.

Research on Bajau people claimed evolution, but the claim was bad logic and incomplete research.
Vinta boat of Bajau people
Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Torben Venning (CC BY 2.0)
Another of their skills is the ability to dive deep and hold their breaths for long periods of time. Gotta get them sea cucumbers and pearls, don'tcha know, and do some underwater hunting. Research was done, and it was found that they have larger spleens that their neighbors. The study was touted as "evolution", and the obedient owlhoots in the secular press rushed to publish the story. Hail Darwin, blessed be!

It is actually a study of incomplete science that had a good start, question-begging by assuming evolution to prove evolution, and woefully incomplete research. They had no business even calling it "evolution" in the first place. Good scientists doesn't announce a big discovery when they didn't do the job, you savvy? Further, they should realize that the Master Engineer created living things with the capability of adaptation.
Bajau divers of the Central Sulawesi peninsula in Indonesia are able to hold their breath and dive to amazing depths of over 200 feet using only rock weights and hand-made wooden goggles. Researchers recently compared the Bajaus’ spleen size to that of their neighbors and found the Bajaus’ are considerably larger, and that this increased size may extend the time divers can hold their breath. We learn two things from this study: 1) larger spleens may be one remarkable way Bajau bodies have self-adjusted to fit the conditions of working underwater, and 2) we observe how circular evolutionary reasoning can influence conclusions in scientific research.
To dive into the rest of the article, click on "Bajau Diver Study: Example of Circular Reasoning". Also, if you like learning about folks, you may want to read "Peoples of the World — The Bajau People".


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