Demagoguery is the main, and of course utterly ineffective, weapon of Darwinists, who are unable to admit defeat and insist on defending the false theory of evolution. After making it clear that life cannot form by chance, Richard Dawkins adds yet another to the long list of Darwinist demagoguery by saying that "everything is the work of natural selection."
Natural selection means the survival of those individuals best suited to the natural conditions around them. In a herd of zebra menaced by lions, for instance, the fastest running zebra will survive. But the survival of the fastest zebra does not mean that these zebra will subsequently turn into a different species, cheetahs for instance. Natural selection merely weeds out sickly, weak or crippled individuals, or those in the group that have failed to adapt to their surroundings. It cannot create new species, new genetic information or new organs.
The British evolutionist and paleontologist Colin Patterson admits this fact:
No one has ever produced a species by mechanisms of natural selection. No one has ever got near it and most of the current argument in neo-Darwinism is about this question. (1)
Alongside this important truth, there is another fact that Darwinists, and Dawkins in particular in his explanations regarding natural selection, either ignore or are reluctant to consider. A tiger uses an amazing intelligence in selecting the weakest in a herd of antelope. It "deliberately" chooses a weak and helpless individual. Rather than mindlessly heading for the front of the herd, it directs its attention to the last, most helpless member. In other words, it uses intelligence. What Dawkins has to do is define this consciousness that directs the tiger. He has to explain where the intelligence and consciousness causing the tiger to make the most intelligent selection come from. We are looking at a conscious preference, in which the details are analyzed and the one correct solution is arrived at, rather than at false mechanisms such as natural selection. That being the case, Dawkins must answer the following question: who is responsible for this conscious, rational, intelligent and accurate selection?
There is only one answer to this question that Dawkins will attempt to respond to in terms of evolution, and which will therefore in effect be unanswered: It is Allah (God) Who bestows this consciousness. All the elements involved, such as the target animal, the tiger's choosing just the right moment to go into action, the way it attacks when its prey is most helpless, and its use of the incredible ability to neutralize its prey in a very short space of time, require an enormous intelligence, and all are inspired by Allah.
A mindset that seeks to make a conscious mechanism out of the imaginary system known as natural selection by attributing a power to it is an unseeing one. A gene, organ or organism will never evolve because it survives. The surviving antelopes will never turn into stronger animals, such as tigers, because of their survival. The illusory mechanism of natural selection has never turned arms into wings, or fins into feet. It has no ability to turn one life form, or even a single gene, into another.
(1) Colin Patterson, "Cladistics," Interview by Brian Leek, Peter Franz, 4 March 1982, BBC