by Sean Meek, Director of Project CREATION
While it may not be immediately apparent, the reality of adoption, both by humans and animals, is an enigma for evolutionists. Creationists can simply accept that God put within both humans and animals the urge to parent, regardless of where that child came from. For evolutionists though the reality of adoption is a mystery without an answer.
In an article in Discover, January 2001, The Adoption Paradox, the author states that “adoption , as arch-Darwinist Richard Dawkins notes, is a double whammy. Not only do you reduce, or at least fail to increase, your own reproductive success, but you improve someone else’s”. The article goes on to show that a wide range of animals also adopt unrelated offspring, even though this is completely contrary to evolutionist dogma. The author tries to find some basis why not only humans, but animals as diverse as otters, kangaroos, seals and bears, to name only a few, adopt someone else’s offspring. The problem is he can’t. Even though adoption in the wild can be expensive in terms of survival, there are cases among birds where the adoption rate can be as high as 40%.
Both the author of this article and evolutionists find themselves up a blind alley on this, as they are in so many other issues, because they start off from a false premise. The lie is that of undirected and unplanned evolution, rather than acknowledging the guiding hand of the Creator that put within both people and animals desires that cannot be explained by any evolutionary story telling.