Here’s another video of Rafael Cruz, wingnut father of Sen. Ted Cruz and his primary political surrogate, saying really stupid things about evolution. In this one, he pulls out an argument that I’m sure he thinks is the silver bullet that destroys evolution: Mutations are bad.
Let me just say something for you kids, evolution is based on jumping from one species to another through mutations. How many of you had biology in high school? Mutations normally go in reverse order, they go backwards, when something mutates it mutates into something worse than it was before. So if evolution moves from species to species by mutation, you’re going backwards, not forwards, it doesn’t make sense. It takes more faith to believe in evolution than to believe in the first two chapters of Genesis. Understand, it is a tool to destroy loyalty to God.
Let’s just hope Cruz never teaches high school biology. This is all nonsense. Most mutations are neutral. Most of the non-neutral ones are harmful. But a small percentage of them are beneficial and they can therefore be acted upon by natural selection. Funny how he tries to describe and debunk evolution without even mentioning the key mechanism by which species adapt, natural selection.
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