Homology and Design Features

Normally, I do not make write-ups for online book chapters, but this topic is brought up frequently. The concept of homology is a tool for biologists and evolutionists where living things are grouped according to certain traits that they have in common. It can be useful, but problematic for muck-to-music therapist evolution.

Biologists and evolutionists use homology as a tool, but it works against evolution and can also be used to support creation.
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Grouping by similarities is evoporn that is often used by village atheists and evolutionists to prove evolution, which is not logical. It also can work the other way: common traits demonstrate the work of our Creator using his design plans. Indeed, evolutionists often cannot explain traits that are unrelated according to their schemes, and invoke the miracle of convergent evolution — which is not an explanation, especially when creatures not related according to evolution.


When used properly, homology can be not only a useful tool, but predictive. For example, Dmitri Mendeleev made the Periodic Table of the Elements in 1869 and was able to predict later discoveries of elements. Mayhaps biblical creationists will be predicting trait distribution among critters.
If God made people as people, why are we full of “animal parts”? Look at your arm for a moment and try to picture the bones inside. There’s one bone attached to the body, two bones in the forearm, a little group of wrist bones, and bones that extend out into the fingers. As it turns out, there are many other living things that have forelimbs with a similar pattern: the foreleg of a horse or dog, the wing of a bat, and the flipper of a penguin, for example, as shown in Figure 6. Biologists use the term “homology” for such similarities in basic structure.
To learn more, click on "Comparative Similarities: Homology"