Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

How can evolution POSSIBLY explain peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

Think about it.

If the peanut butter evolved by itself the sandwich would be dry and sticky and nobody would want to eat it.


if the jelly evolved first, the sandwich would be too sweet and noone would want to eat it.

Therefore, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches could not possibly exist unless both the peanut butter and the jelly were CREATED simultaneously.



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25 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Once again, another creationist gets it all wrong.

    The peanut butter and jelly evolved from a common ancestor. We don't know exactly what this mystery goo was like, but genetic analysis confirmed it existed between 5 and 7 million years ago. However we can be sure that this substance was tasty, otherwise it never would have had the chance to go on to diversify into the sandwich spreads we now know and love. That is a key aspect of evolution: all of the ancestors have to be viable too, otherwise they never would've been able to survive and reproduce in the first place.

  • Ruth
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Wow an Australian ;O Peanut butter and jelly is a common sandwich in the states. :) Peanut butter is made from peanuts. Jelly is usually fruit in a jar without the seeds. Jam (which is better for you) has seeds and chunks of fruit. Peanut butter and jelly is served on bread. Jelly is not like jello but they both do jiggle :) It's also reffered to as PB&J. -had one this morning-

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


    What we have here is indeed a miracle. It is the MIRACLE OF EVOLUTION.

    The peanut butter and jelly, whilst individually ill-equipped for the rigours of a Darwinian Survival of the Fittest, are together, perfectly suited to form an ideal symbiotic relationship. There are a myriad of examples of this throughout nature: the cow and the burger, the horse and the cart, the wag and the footballer, etc.

    One must not forget the long list of evolutionary dead ends that nature had to go through in order to get to this evolved state of peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter and marmite, peanut butter and caviar, jelly and kebab, jellied eels, etc - the fossil records are there I can assure you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    what sort of rubbish is this?

    the argument that two or more things that would require each other to exist before existing themselves could disprove evolution was proposed by...Charles Darwin, in On the Origin of Species. he states that this is not found in nature, though he is worried by the eye. in any case, he says that should someone propose a system which both exists and requires every part of the system to exist before any part can evolve, they would have disproved evolution. many attempts have been made, some still unanswered. however you think the argument will be resolved, and personally i side with the evolutionists, the argument is sound. this parody is uneducated and doesn't do justice to the argument.

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  • so
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Peanut butter and jelly were not CREATED, but developed. So your odd theory does not hold water at all.

    Wish some people would read....

    Go and take out Darwin's On the Origin of Species sometime and read before making silly comments.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First, do you even know who made the first sandwich to begin with?

    Pst: More than likely you have never worked in a restaurant... I have seen people eat the little jelly packs by themselves while waiting for food to arrive. This happens everyday, so even though your silly claim here is just that, you would still be wrong.

  • Corey
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Well, first there was jam on bread. That jam was not as sweet as jelly is today. Another slice of bread to make it a sandwich probably happened next, and then the addition of peanut butter. After that, the jam was probably replaced by sweeter jelly.

    Irreducible complexity doesn't even work for PB&J.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I believe in evolution now. Hail peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

  • 1 decade ago

    That's a-sandwich-genesis, a completely different topic. Haven't you noticed actual evolution taking place now though? Ever wonder why jelly and peanut butter come in the same container now? Someone didn't invent it, it was evolution!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How does ANYTHING explain peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

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