Another Plant Evolution Concept

This is one of those times when a very technical article needs to be presented for people who want more in-depth hard science. It helps to have a background in botany, but if you have some knowledge of science, you can still get something out of it. It involves an area that frustrates particles-to-plant evolutionists, and has some support for biblical creation science models.

This technical article discusses how a plant evolution model fails, but also may give support to creation science models.
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Usually as a reproduction error, polyploidy is a condition where —

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Moving on.

Polyploidy is where organisms or cells acquire additional sets of paired chromosomes. Sometimes organisms are deemed "fit", but controversy ensues. It has been suggested that polyploidy is a means of evolution, but that would mean it happens too rapidly, so the fact-free concept of punctuated equilibrium has been invoked. However, rapid speciation fits with creation science models, including engineered adaptability.

Was this condition present at the beginning of creation? The study of created kinds in Genesis is called baraminology, and creationists are considering how polyploidy may fit. We'll see what develops.
Polyploidy is important to scientists because it produces reproductive isolation, almost by default. Reproductive isolation is a key part of the definition of the biological species concept. Since an increase of information is needed for molecules-to-man evolution, evolutionists postulate polyploidy as a means for this. This and the next paper from this author will discuss whether polyploidy is deleterious, give examples of polyploid organisms, and attempt to explain polyploidy in a biblical creation paradigm, while assessing whether it is a viable mechanism for evolution. Since polyploidy has been known to be common and is purportedly beneficial in at least some plant species, this first paper will focus on plants.
Those of you who want to continue can click on "Is Plant Polyploidy a Viable Mechanism for Evolution?"