series and tinyurl to this one --- see comments
Why is this a problem for evolution? Genes mutate. In each population, sometimes the mutation, sometimes the unmutated gene and sometimes both prevail. If a population splits in two, they will mutate into different ways. If enough genes are different, at last the populations will be genetically too different for mating to occur with offspring viable and fertile. They are two different species.
|Less chromosomes||More chromosomes|
|Normally for diploid beings:|
Sex cells forming halve the number of chromosomes into only one for each pair.
Sex cells meeting and forming new individuals double the number of the sex cell chromosomes, getting back to normal.
|Not Normally for diploid beings:|
Theories should in principle be falsifiable. If evolution is a theory, chromosome numbers - as well as other similar creationist arguments - are not theories, but falsifications of this theory.
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30 May/11 June AD 2009
PS, A list of different chromosome numbers from a creationist site:
Source: DrDino/Kent Hovind - after reading which I searched in Talkorigins.org and got this. Which is where my argument comes from.
Credits to user Jon for giving me the opportunity to refind it.