Wasps Have Big Eyes — Therefore, Evolution!

Darwin's Cheerleaders want things both ways. On one hand, if a fossil is found and the creature exists today, virtually unchanged after alleged millions of years, it did not need to evolve, so it did not do so. But on the other hand, people will attribute every little change in some critter to evolution, almost as if Darwinian evolution were an irrevocable, irresistible, intelligent power.

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Some species of wasps have larger eyes. Why? Because they needed to evolve them! Larger eyes are proof of evolution. Researcher Michael Sheehan said, "Larger facets in their compound eyes mean better vision, but we found that as these wasps get smaller, they have larger than expected eyes. This demonstrates that they evolved improved acuity relative to size in order to discriminate among different individuals in the colony." But this is fallacious reasoning, which is to be expected with evolutionary presuppositions guiding the interpretation of observations. Other possibilities conveniently ignored are that it may not have anything to do with evolution, simple natural selection — or that the Creator made them that way according to his purpose.
Social paper wasps recognize and remember the individual patterns of one another’s faces. Individual patterns of red, black, yellow, and brown may indicate association with a particular queen or represent relative strength or particular roles in the colony. But whatever the patterns mean, evolutionary biologists believe they are important enough to drive evolution of the facet size in wasp eyes.
Although the truth stings, you can lend your eyes to the rest of "Did Little Wasps Evolve Big Eyes to Recognize Their Friends?"