Can bullfrogs be changed into butterflies?

I had hoped that the Creation vs. Evolution debate, held on Feb. 4, 2014, between Ken Ham, from the Creation Museum, and Bill Nye, the Science Guy, would have addressed the issue of the origins of organisms such as bullfrogs and butterflies. If you watched the debate at debatelive.org (still available today), you would have seen that they only made a slight reference to the changing of one kind of organism to another kind. In evolutionary thinking, bullfrogs gradually changed into butterflies (and monkeys changed into man), which evolutionists say was a chance-happening occurrence that required no intelligence.

In Biblical creation, Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” and Genesis 1:24 says, “And God said, ‘Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds'” – that means bullfrogs and butterflies are separate kinds of organisms.

Look at the cycle of bullfrogs and butterflies and see the complexity of the egg-to-adult cycle. What kind of intelligence would be needed to alter the genetic makeup of a bullfrog to change it into a butterfly, as the evolutionary thinking requires? How does the evolutionary natural world (survival of the fittest) introduce into the bullfrog’s genetic structure the gradual genetic change that must occur to end up with a butterfly? This exceeds natural thinking and enters into the miraculous realm of the intelligent designer God as found in Biblical creation. There does not exist a mechanism in the natural world that can change bullfrogs into butterflies.

The debatelive.org DVD will be shown at 7 p.m., on April 10, 2014, at the Alpena Community College in the Granum theater.

Marlin Goebel

Hillman