Equine Evolutionary Exasperation

Evolutionists like to claim that the evolution of the horse is one of the best evidences of biological evolution, and their evidence is in the geologic record. But the evolution of the horse is not what they claim, being loaded with assumptions and bad logic — and the horse was never a good example of evolution. It's not as simple as before, more like a patchwork quilt with things added and others taken away. New developments should make equine evolution stories only fit for telling around the campfire.


Vito (left) and Royal are both American horse breeds. Thanks to Michelle Studer for the picture.
Once again, genetics is an enemy of evolutionary ideas. Populations, reproductive isolation, "positive selection" and so on need to be addressed. For that matter, equine populations and species show remarkable diversity. In the picture above, Vito (on the left) is a 16-hands tall cart-pulling Standardbred, and Royal is a 30-inch Miniature who can also pull his own cart. Then you have Clydesdales, Shires and other, larger horses. But they're all horses.

Since evolution doesn't work, people are rewriting the story again, adding patches to that old quilt.
Horses, asses and zebras show evidence of gene flow despite extreme chromosome rearrangements.

An international team studying genomes of living members of the genus Equus (horses, asses and zebras) was astonished at how different species could share genes despite extreme chromosomal rearrangements. In “Speciation with gene flow in equids despite extensive chromosomal plasticity,” published in PNAS, the team extended the story of horse evolution with new whole-genome data from six species of asses and zebras. They were surprised by what they found.
I know you're chomping at the bit to read the rest. Just click on "The New Horse Series: Genomes Confuse 'Textbook Example of Evolution'".


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