The Science of Beauty
Evolutionary biologists will be forever at a loss to explain how the ordered patterns of beauty in nature can be attributed to random mutations filtered by natural selection. The subject of aesthetics in nature is often casually dismissed as irrelevant to science. In ignoring the beauty of living things, evolutionists are ignoring complexity that has been attributed to a random process. Those without extensive education in biology can see for themselves the impossibility of evolution.
Everyone appreciates beauty. Those who are familiar with laws of aesthetics understand that the reason these reef fish are admired by all is because they appear intelligently designed.
The koi is a carp which has been selectively bred for its vivid coloration. Some specimens have been sold for as much as two million dollars. Despite the fact that skilled breeders have conducted this practice for over 200 years, only more and more examples of random coloration can be achieved. It would be an impossible challenge for a breeder to create a koi specimen with the ordered patterns of color that are seen in nature. This is because digital code (nucleotides of DNA) cannot be randomly shuffled or tweaked to result in anything beyond randomness.
Ordered patterns of color require ordered nucleotide sequences. Proponents of evolution have no plausible explanation as to why so many of these creatures are so elaborately ornamented. Every time you look at one of these beautiful coral reef fish, you are looking at a testament to intelligent design.
This copperbanded butterflyfish shows unmistakable evidence of
artistic intelligent design. Notice the three-colored composite stripe which is perfectly centered on the pupil of the eye. The colors are repeated in the eye itself. A delicate white outline of the fins is artistically offset from the edge, and is repeated in the base of the tail.
The striking shades of blue and orange, with the ordered patterns of spots and stripes of this surgeonfish provoke feelings of awe and wonder that nature could create something as ornamented as this, for no purpose other than beauty.
The lipstick surgeonfish has four delicate, color-coordinated outlines of fin, tapered stripes embellishing the tail, and a yellow stripe delineating the colored band between the eyes and mouth. What is the survival purpose of these ordered patterns?
The clown triggerfish is another example of artistic design in nature. While some might regard this as overdone or even tacky, it remains to be explained how and why natural selection would create a delicate, two-striped outline around the mouth, proportionately-spaced spots, and a vertical tail stripe that conforms to the natural contour of the tail. Also note the brilliant yellow stripe at the base of its fins, which delineates the fins from the body. Even if a function can be imagined, this does not justify the belief that random mutations and natural selection can create such a design.
The koran angelfish exhibits striking colors and artistic design. Notice the delicate skin stripes near the eyes, which are repeated in the eyes themselves.
The clown anemone fish is admired because of its striking color patterns, which include black outlined fins and tail, and white stripes bordered by black.
Butterflyfish with colored embellishments of tail and fins. Notice three thin stripes bordering the edges of the fins.
Triggerfish of tropical indo-pacific reef. In addition to the color design of the tail and fins, the scales are deliniated by color.
Queen triggerfish, showing its sharp colored outlines of fins and tail
Another species of surgeonfish from an indo-pacific reef.
In this beautiful tang, note the evenly-spaced spots, discrete yellow outline of the eye, and very delicate lines of color around the fins and tail.
Surgeonfish from indo-pacific reef. Colored contrasting outlines of tail and fins appears purely ornamental.
The ornate butterflyfish, when analyzed, shows multiple elements of ordered color embellishment, unattributable to any imagined evolutionary mechanisms.
The contrasting brilliant colors, combined with the subtle ordered pattern of the front portion of this sailfin tang results in a stunningly beautiful fish.