Altruistic Birds Defy Evolution

Stop, children, what is that sound from Deception Pass? We hear it all the way down to Stinking Lake (which is not as bad as it sounds). Well, foreman Rusty Swingset at the Darwin Ranch formed a band and called it Morphospace Expansion. They were singing about survival of the fittest.

We have discussed spurious recent papers designed to make Darwin smile (such as "The Kobayashi Maru of Lizard Evolution" and the bad report on corvid evolution), but we also look at inconsistencies in  evolutionary concepts. For example, birds can show altruism.

Evolutionists have a difficult time providing a plausible explanation for altruism in humans, but it is also found in birds, such as magpie rescues.
Maggie the Australian Magpie in the rain, Flickr / I Am birdsaspoetry (CC BY 2.0)
I have mentioned that we like the cacophony of corvids (especially blue jays) in these parts, and I have come to appreciate crows as well. The Corvidae family has some of the smartest birds. These and others exhibit altruism (although blue jays can also be jerks like other birds), and evolutionists have trouble explaining altruism and kindness in humans. What about survival of the fittest? Sure, it may be good for the group, but that claim is not backed by empirical science; results are not explanations.

Why are evolutionists surprised to learn that birds are intelligent, careful, and very caring? Birds communicate among themselves, use tools, and often demonstrate altruism (unselfishly caring for others)—sometimes risking their own welfare to care for a neighbor in need. Yet, if evolutionists would take Scripture seriously, especially Genesis, they would not be surprised, because Christ bioengineered bird kinds with built-in traits designed to fit them for population success.

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