That’s the title of a recent post on the antiscience website “Evolution News.” And I agree — that’s one of the themes of my book, Darwinian Agriculture. They give the sophisticated adaptations of Venus flytraps and oysters as examples. But where I attribute these adaptations to millions of years of natural selection — every species on earth evolved from a common ancestor, so we’ve all been evolving in some form for the same length of time — they claim they were “already superb from the beginning.” I assume they mean the beginning of life on earth, which all the scientific evidence says was about four billion years ago — about a million times longer than Bible-based estimates. The first flowering plants diverged from gymnosperms less than 250 million years ago and Venus flytraps are, of course, even more recent. Their evolution is discussed in a 2009 paper in New Phytologist, a leading plant-science journal.