Science Daily is reporting today on a study about the human-directed “evolution” of St. Bernards. This is an area close to my heart since I am such a dog lover, and it’s a great example of ID science in action. We can trace what the human-directed selective pressures accomplished in this breed of dog. This is ID science; not evolution, except in the general sense of change over time. Of course, at the end of the article, the author has to throw in the disclaimer against Creationism and ID:
“Creationism is the belief that all living organisms were created according to Genesis in six days by ‘intelligent design’ and rejects the scientific theories of natural selection and evolution.
“But this research once again demonstrates how selection — whether natural or, in this case, artificially influenced by man — is the fundamental driving force behind the evolution of life on the planet.”
These two paragraphs don’t flow at all with the rest of the article and are clearly put there to assuage the Darwinista. They are very wrong too. The author first tries to link ID with Creationism, which is incorrect. Then, the author tries to conflate selection with Darwinism, when we all know that Darwinism also relies on random mutation to supply the material for selection to use. That was not what happened here, however. This was selective breeding, which is part of ID science.