On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we look at rose breeding, one of the oldest human experiments in the science of genetics.
The Autumn Damask rose was nurtured and cultivated by the ancient Romans. The first settlers in China began to cultivate roses over 4,000 years ago. By the mid-19th century, breeders had developed some 4,000 varieties of roses.
One modern-day rose breeder who has won over a dozen “All America Rose of the Year” awards is the creationist, Dr. Walter Lammerts. He not only rejects evolution, but he blames belief in evolution for slowing the development of better strains of plants. He points out that breeders who think change takes place slowly and through evolution don’t expect to make much progress, and they waste time trying to fit what they learn into evolution. He adds that, despite thousands of years of breeding, roses are still roses.
For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.