Who will ultimately win the war depends on who holds the most powerful weapons.
On one side we have the Evolutionists.
On the other side we have the Creationists.
Evolutionists believe in spontaneous generation:
This is the belief that life came from non-living matter.
Creationists believe that life was created by an intelligent supernatural being ( God ).
Evolution: - depends on current scientific theories to show the origin of man and the universe. There is a problem with this: Science is constantly changing. Newer and different theories are always being formed concerning our origin.
When one theory is found to be false, another theory is quickly postulated to cover the first error.
1 - Concentric theory - 15th century - taught that sun, planets revolved around the earth.
2 - Phlogiston theory - 17th - 18th century - taught that every substance that burns contained a mysterious ingredient called "Phlogiston". It was later shown to be oxygen.
3 - It was once an accepted scientific fact that mice came from dirty underwear.
Do you dare put your trust in a belief or a theory that is that fickle? You do if you believe in evolution!
The Evolutionists continue to build on shaky, ever shifting ground. Sometimes the ground that they build on is not even there.
Man has believed, for most of his existence, that the earth was only a few thousand years old. But a new theory surfaced in the 19th century called "Uniformitarianism". This is the belief that nature can be explained by natural causes.
In other words, the complex structure of life that we have today slowly occurred over a long period of time. This changed the belief that instead of the earth being only a few thousand years old, it is now several billion years old (5) for that is how long it would take for the earth to develop if the theory of Uniformitarianism is true. Evolution was built merely on a supposition, but it was offered as fact; all the while Evolutionists went hunting for proof.
Evolution: - present is the key to the past
Creation: - past is the key to the present.
The Bible has warned us of the Evolutionist and his theories in II Peter 3: 3 - 6. Indeed, Peter even warns us that there would be those in the last days that would deny the Genesis flood!
"Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water, and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. "
Even though overwhelming evidence points to the absurdity and the extreme improbability of evolution, it is still printed in our public and college textbooks because many of our "modern" scientists are simply bound and determined never to admit that there is a God. For to admit that all life was supernaturally created (as will be shown here) would be to admit to the existence of a supernatural being.
Evolution is built upon a supposition - that creation exists by natural causes. Having started the supposition, they looked to nature to prove it. (This is circular reasoning)
Believing that evolution was a fact, geologists began to compile what is called a "geologic column. " This column is divided into strata:
fossils found in this strata are:
65 million years old or younger
dinosaurs, pterodactyl, etc.
fossils found in this strata are:
225 million years or younger
certain fish, insects, ferns, etc.
Fossils found in this strata are: 600 million years or younger
Problem: Nowhere in the world does this geologic column actually exist.
(only in the minds of some scientists)
More problems: Fossils have been found in the wrong strata!
Evolutionists try to explain it away by calling it a
Even more problems: Huge thicknesses of whole strata are
Sometime found in the wrong order. How does the Evolutionist
Explain this? He calls it overthrusting.
Example: In glacier national park there is a block of what scientists call "Precambrian limestone" (they think it is one billion years old). It is sitting on top of a Cretaceous limestone formation (they think this is 1 million years old). These Evolutionists claim that this happened as a result of overthrusting.
Big problem!!! they often fail to mention that this block of limestone is about 350 miles long, 35 miles wide, and six miles thick!!! Overthrusting? Hardly!! No earthly force could accomplish this!
Recent findings that disprove the geologic column
Dinosaur prints have been found along with human footprints
In Mexico, new Mexico, Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, and other U. S. Locations.
In Arizona and Rhodesia, dinosaur pictographs have been found on cave and canyon walls by man.
An ancient Mayan sculpture has been found of a bird that resembles the Archaeopteryx. There is a 130 million year problem here. If the geologic column is correct, the two should have never met.
Job 40: 15 and Job 41: 1 - 34 explains that man lived alongside dinosaurs.
On June 1, 1968 in Utah, several trilobite fossils were found inside of the fossilized, footprint of a man who was wearing sandals.
According to the geologic column, the trilobites became extinct 230 million years before man came into existence!! Who are you going to believe?
There are several radioactive dating techniques that scientists use to calculate the age of rocks and fossils.
1 - Carbon - 14 - used to calculate the age of former living matter (into the thousands of years)
2 - Uranium - lead - used to calculate the age of the earth (into the millions, billions of years)
3 - Potassium argon
Heating and deforming of rocks, percolation of water, exposure
To neutrino, neutron, or cosmic radiation will alter the rates
Of decay making these methods useless.
1 - Living snails have been dated as being 2300 years old by the carbon - 14 method
2 - Wood taken from growing trees have been dated by carbon - 14 as being 10, 000 years old
3 - Hawaiian lava flows which are known to be less than 200 years old have been dated by the potassium argon method as being 3 billion years old.
God asked the question thousands of years ago that today's scientists should listen to: Job 23: 4 "Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?"
Proofs of a young earth
1 - Earth's magnetic field - The strength of the earth's magnetic field has been measured for over a 100 years. In a recent study, Dr. Thomas G. Barnes has shown that the earth's magnetic field is decaying at rate of 1/2 life every 1400 years; that means that the earth's magnetic field was twice as strong 1400 years ago as it is now. If the earth was even as old as 10, 000 years it's magnetic field would be as strong as a star! That is impossible! The earth could not possibly be any older than 10, 000 years! (The earth's magnetic field is caused by electric currents in the earth's core. If we go back as far as 20, 000 years, we find that the heat produced by those currents would have melted the earth).
2 - Meteoritic dust - Cosmic dust particles enter the earth's atmosphere at a rate of 14 million tons a year. If the earth was 5 billion years old there would be a layer of dust 182 feet thick over all the earth. Even the moon only had about 1/8 inch. (Needless to say, there were some red faces at the first moon landing)
Petroleum and natural gas
Evolutionists say that petroleum and natural gas took millions of years to develop. Recent experiments have shown that:
1 - Plant material has been converted into petroleum in only 20 minutes under the right temperature and pressure conditions.
2 - Petroleum and natural gas are contained at high pressures in underground reservoirs. Calculations based on measuring the cap rock has shown that this pressure could not be maintained longer than 10, 000 years.
Evolutionists - believe that coal was formed millions of years
Before man evolved (it is made of the metamorphosed remains of vegetation) they believe that these came from stagnant swamps.
Creationists believe that coal was formed due to the plants that were on the earth during the great flood. The types of plants involved and the texture of the coal shows that it was caused by turbulent waters, not stagnant swamps.
Here's the kicker. . . . . . . . .
Remember Evolutionists think that coal was formed millions of years before man "evolved". Well, human skeletons have been found in coal deposits as well as the intricately structured gold chains that they wore. How can this be? Let's look at the Bible.
In Genesis chapter 4 verse 22 we find that before the flood people were skilled in metal working. And in Genesis 7&8 we find that all of these people, their work, and the plants of the day were destroyed and buried in the sedimentary layers of the earth's crust.
Rotation of the earth
The rotation of the earth is gradually slowing due to the gravitational drag of the sun, moon and other factors. If the earth is billions of years old as the Evolutionist believes, then its present rotation should be zero. Furthermore, if we go back for several billion years, the centrifugal force would have been so great that the continents would have been sent to the equator and the earth would have been as flat as a pancake. Christopher Columbus took care of that theory long ago.
Population proves a young earth
Evolutionists believe that man has been on the earth for at least a million years.
Creationists believe that man has been on the earth for only a few thousand years.
Who is right????
Dr. Henry Morris calculated that an average growth of only 1/2% per year which is only 1/4 the present rate would yield the population that we have today in only 4, 000 years.
This is even taking into account war, disease, etc.
But. . . . . . . . . .
If the Evolutionist is right and if the population has increased only 1/2% per year for a million years our current population would be 10 to 2100th power. To give you an idea of how many people that would be, consider this:
Only 10 to the 130th power electrons can be packed into the entire universe!!! Man has only been here a few thousand years. Yes, if the Evolutionist is right, we would indeed be looking for "elbow room".
Comets. . . . . .
Scientists believe that comets are the same age as the solar system. Each time a comet orbits the sun, part of it's mass is boiled off. Studies indicate that if the solar system was more than 10, 000 years there would be no comets!
This is the branch of geology that deal with prehistoric life through the study of fossils.
Evolutionists believe that this branch of science provides their strongest proof of organic evolution. But does it?
Here are some of the problems the Evolutionists face.
1 - Sudden appearance of life forms - there are no fossils found in the lower 2/3 of the earth's crust. (pre - Cambrian). You would think that if we evolved from tiny, simple life forms that there would be an abundance of these fossils in the section or strata of the earth we call "Precambrian"
However, there are none!!!
Then, all of a sudden, in huge numbers, fossils of advanced life forms appear!! there are billions of these, but where are their "ancestors"? They exist only in the mind of the Evolutionist!
2 - Permanence of kinds - There is no evidence where any creature turned into another in the fossil record. Even Charles Darwin admitted this: "Not one change of species into another is on record. . . We cannot prove that a single species has been changed. " Indeed on the contrary, the fossil record strongly supports the Biblical principle of reproduction "after its kind". Look at Genesis 1: 11 - 12, 22 - 25. You will note that it constantly refers to "after his kind" when it mentions each type of animal. For instance, there are over 200 different varieties of dogs, but they are all dogs! Even with plants:
It is possible to produce over 1500 different varieties of Hawthorne plants, but it will not produce a rose; it is still a Hawthorne plant. Even man can be looked at the same way:
Take for instance the 4 foot pygmies of Central Africa in comparison with the 9 foot giant Anakim of ancient Palestine found in Numbers 13: 28 - 33 and Deuteronomy 2: 10, 11, 21. There may be a five foot difference in their height, but they are all men!
What about "macro - evolution"?
This is also called vertical transformation or the changing of one kind of organism into another. This cannot and does not occur. In other words, dogs do not become horses, Hawthorne plants do not become rosebushes and parakeets do not become crows. Even certain species of animals have their own boundaries. For instance:
Horse +++++++++ donkey ========= sterile mule
Lion +++++++++ tiger =========== sterile liger
In other words, even animals this close together cannot reproduce a new race of animal.
3 - Absence of transitional forms - this is perhaps the biggest defect in the evolutionary theory. If life has been in a continual stream of transmutation from one form to another for millions of years, where are these transitional fossils?
According to the Evolutionist, this is how it all happened:
1 - Non - living matter
2 - Protozoans
3 - Metazoan invertebrates
4 - Vertebrate fishes
5 - Amphibians
6 - Reptiles
7 - Birds
8 - Fur-bearing quadrupeds
9 - Apes
10 - Man
Now, if this is actually how we evolved, where are the links that show from 1 - 2 or 2 - 3 or 8 - 9 or 9 - 10?
The big problem is : they don't exist !!! even the father of evolution himself (Charles Darwin) confesses: "As by this theory, innumerable transitional forms must have existed. Why do we not find them imbedded in the crust of the earth? Why is nature not in confusion instead of being as we see them; well defined species?" Even a kindergarten student can answer that one:
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth"
(Genesis 1: 1)
Needless to say, this problem caused panic amongst the Evolutionists so they had to come out with a theory to try to cover for this mistake. This new theory is called:
"Punctuated equilibrium" they are trying to say now that evolution occurred in large leaps instead of tiny slow ones.
They call this the "hopeful monster" theory. They are saying now that at one time a reptile laid an egg and a bird hatched from it. The only ones that have laid an egg are the ones who invented this theory. What does human nature dictate when one is caught in a lie? Why, tell another one to cover the first one up, of course! Thus continues the theory of evolution!
4 - Fossilization - - Did you know that there are no fossils being formed today on a large scale like they did many years ago?
For instance, when a fish dies, it doesn't sink to the bottom of the ocean and become a fossil, it merely decays and is eaten by other fish or animals. Even today, there is hardly a trace of the millions of buffalo that once existed, but were slaughtered all over the plains just a couple of generations ago. (Some herds were big enough to cover a whole state).
Are you wondering why that is so? It is because fossilization did not occur as the Uniformitarian said it did, but it formed as a result of the great flood of Genesis!! This occurred about 2346 B. C. And is recorded in Gen 7: 23
1 - There are caves and fissures all over the world that are packed with masses of fossils. Quite often the fossils of these various animals come from widely separated regions of the world, yet are thrown together in disorderly masses. This can only be explained in terms of a world - wide flood.
For instance: Cumberland Cavern in Maryland contains the remains of animals from at least 5 different regions of the world. Evolutionists cannot explain this.
These are fossil trees that have been found growing through the middle of several sections of strata; often more than 20 feet in length. If the strata were formed over millions of years as the Evolutionists say, then the tree would have decomposed while waiting for the strata to form, but it didn't. Obviously, the correct explanation is that the strata were formed instantly and the tree was deposited in the strata at the same time it was formed.
There are many proofs that God's hand is in creation and continues to be. Did you know that:
1 - Any significant change in the earth's rotation would make life impossible? For example, if the earth revolved at 1/10th its current rate, all plant life would either be burned to a crisp during the day or frozen at night.
2 - The moon revolves around the earth at a distance of 240,000 miles away. If the moon was to move much closer, the continents would be completely submerged twice a day.
3 - The earth's atmosphere is carefully designed to protect us from approximately 20 million meteors that enter it each day at speeds of 30 miles a second. Can you imagine life without this?
1 - The first law of thermodynamics is known as the law of energy conservation. It states that energy can be converted from one form to another, but it can neither be created or destroyed. In other words, this law teaches that the universe did not create itself! Yet the Evolutionist believes that it did. Then where did the energy come from? How can it be that no more energy is being created? Genesis 2: 3 explains that God ceased creating from that day forward.
Then comes the next question: How can it be that energy cannot be destroyed? The Bible tells us in Hebrews 1: 3 that God is upholding all things by the word of his power.
1 - The second law of thermodynamics - States that every system that is left to its own devices tends to move from order to disorder. In other words, the universe is proceeding in a downward degenerating direction of decreasing organization.
Eventually the universe will die a "heat death". It will waste away to nothing.
Evolution teaches a process that continues upward, constantly becoming more orderly and improved. This is impossible.
For instance, if you leave out a pile of building material such as lumber, brick, etc. in a field where energy from the sun can reach it and you come back a few million or billion years later, would you find a building there? Hardly! What you would find would be nothing as it all would have deteriorated and gone back to dust. The Evolutionists believe just the opposite. They feel that it you leave all the components of a creature in an area where energy can reach it under the right conditions, it will become a living creature. What do you think?
The mere fact that we get old, our body breaks down and we finally die is living proof of the second law of thermodynamics. British astronomer Arthur Eddington quotes:
"If your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation".
The truth of the matter is that the second law of thermodynamics was ordered by God in Gen 3: 17 - 19 and can only be changed by God (who will one day do so in Romans 8: 18 - 23).
Evolution and mathematics
When one compares the probability of evolution occurring by using the basic principles of mathematics, the figures that result are mind-boggling to say the least.
Take, for instance the probability of getting struck by lightning: 1 - 600, 000
How about the odds of winning the lottery grand prize?
About 1 - 5, 000, 000
Even though these figures seem astronomical, they are quite small when compared with the possibility of evolution occurring. For instance: If you look at things from the Evolutionist's point of view you would have to believe that if enough monkeys typed for long enough, eventually one of them would type a perfect unabridged dictionary.
Let's cut the monkey some slack for a moment. Let's allow him to spell the word "evolution" by randomly selecting nine letters from the alphabet. This should be a lot easier than typing the dictionary shouldn't it? Well, it brings the odds down to an easier:
1 in 5 trillion, 429 billion, 503 million, 680 thousand chance!!
Let's take a deck of 20 cards for a moment. If these cards are shuffled and then laid out in a line, the chance of laying them down in numerical order from 1 - 20 is this:
1 in 2, 432, 902, 008, 176, 640, 000
How about the odds of forming life?
Let's take a simple 200 part organism for a moment (nothing that simple exists, by the way) the chance of a system that simple forming by chance as the Evolutionists teach is 10 to the 375th power!!
Even if one was allowed to try it again at 1 billions tries per second for 30 billion years, he would fall far short of the odds (2x10 to the 270th power). And that is only for a 200 part organism. According to scientists at NASA, the most basic form of life contains at least 400 linked amino acids. This doubles the troubles!!
The odds for calculating the chances of forming a self replicating entity is 10 with 167, 626 zeros behind it!!!
Don't even think about trying to form something as complex as a human being with chance evolution!!!!
You would do better to place your bet on the monkey with the typewriter than the Evolutionist!
Let us consider the complexity of the various creatures of the world and their complexity of design. Take the human eye for instance:
1 - The human eye is furnished with automatic aiming, automatic focusing, automatic aperture adjustment. It can function in almost total darkness and in bright sunlight as well.
It can see an object as fine as a the diameter of a hair and make about 100,000 motions a day. Then, while we sleep it performs its own maintenance work. Scientists still do not fully understand how it works. For anyone to think that the human eye could evolve into such an intricate organ is utterly ridiculous! Even Darwin admitted "to suppose that the eye. . . . . . . . . . . . could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree. . . . . The belief that an organ as perfect as the eye could have been formed by natural selection is more than enough to stagger anyone." (Its odds are 1 in 10 to the 266th power)
2 - Sea slug - The sea slug lives along the sea coast where it feeds primarily on sea anemones. This is a miracle as the sea anemone is equipped with thousands of stinging cells on their tentacles that explode at the slightest touch, plunging poisonous stingers into the intruder. The intruder is then paralyzed and eaten by the sea anemone. The miracle is how can the sea slug eat a sea anemone without being stung, exploding the stinging cells or even digesting them. Instead, the sea slug swallows the stingers that are swept through the stomach where they end up in pouches. These pouches are used in turn for the sea slugs own defense. So, whenever the sea slug is attacked, he uses the stingers in the pouches to defend himself.
Now. . . . . .
If evolution is true, then how did the sea slug evolve such a complex system without getting killed or becoming extinct in the process. And why did not the sea anemone evolve a counter measure to defend himself from the sea slug? Simple: They did not evolve, but were created by God to fit into the ecology as such.
This is bird a that has an unusual relationship with one of the most dangerous creatures on land: the Nile crocodile! What happens is that over a short period of time the crocodile accumulates a lot of debris and parasites in his mouth from eating just about everything that moves. Whenever that happens, his dentist, known as the Egyptian plover (bird) pays him a housecall and walks right into his mouth and cleans out all the parasites and walks right out without being eaten or harmed in anyway by the crocodile. This goes against the very instinct for survival. What could cause such seemingly suicidal behavior (though it isn't suicide)? Could evolution explain it? Hardly! What do you think?
How about this one?
3 - The Bombardier beetle - This beetle is a small insect that armed with a most impressive defense system. Whenever threatened by an enemy attack, this beetle blasts irritating and odious gases which are heated to 212 degrees (f) out from two tails pipes right into the face of the attacker.
How does the beetle do this? He does it by mixing together two very dangerous chemicals: hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide. In addition to this, the beetle adds another chemical known as an inhibitor. This keeps the two chemicals from causing an explosion and enables the beetle to store the chemicals indefinitely.
Whenever the beetle is approached by a predator such as a frog, he squirts the stored chemicals into the two combustion tubes, and at exactly the right moment he adds yet another chemical known as an anti - inhibitor. This overrides the inhibitor and causes a violent explosion that occurs right in the face of the attacker. Could such an incredible mechanism of nature evolve a piece at a time over millions of years?
The Evolutionist would reluctantly answer "yes" while no doubt being thrown into a state of panic.
Because according to the Evolutionists line of thinking,
There must have been thousands of generations of beetles trying to mix just the right amounts of chemicals and being blown to bits in the process.
They would have become extinct before perfecting this incredibly intricate mechanism.
There are many animals that migrate from one place to another depending on the seasons and time of year often traveling for thousands of miles. They use no electronic equipment, no compass, radio, direction finders, etc. They cannot read a map
And are certainly unable to stop and ask directions as we can. Yet they never miss their destination and always arrive on time. How do they do this? The answer to this has long baffled the Evolutionist, for according to his beliefs, this has to be a miracle. It is indeed a miracle, but not an unexplainable one. The creationist understands that this is all in God's plan. Only a supernatural being could create such an intricate navigation system.
Take the case of the lesser white throated warbler. It spends its summers in Germany but in spends its winters in Africa.
As the summer draws to a close and the young birds are now independent, the parents take off for Africa, leaving the young behind. The young birds leave several weeks later and flies thousands of miles away to a land that they have never seen and they rejoin their parents!! How do they navigate to such precise destinations to which they have never been?
Experiments have shown that within the brains of these birds is the inherited knowledge of how to tell latitude, longitude, and direction by the stars, plus a calendar, clock, and all the necessary navigational data needed to make such incredible journeys to the exact locations of their parents.
Many other birds and animals perform similar feats.
1 - Golden plover - - 8, 000 miles - Hudson bay - Argentina
2 - Barn swallow - 9, 000 miles - Northern Canada - Argentina
3 - Arctic tern - 14, 000 miles - pole to pole
Whales, seals, bats, salmon, turtles, etc. also migrate.
Now comes the dreaded question:
How could this remarkable ability evolve a little at a time?
Being able to navigate across only half of the ocean would be useless! We must conclude that these animals were created and designed with these abilities, not evolved.
The miracle of insect flight
The mere fact that insects can fly is a miracle indeed.
There are over a million different species of insects.
These insects have wings that are superbly designed and are able to function in ways that no other flying creature can perform. They can even change the shape of their wings by folding and buckling and many of them can even fly backwards. Some are able to fly sideways and rotate.
Many of these insects, such as the bee, must fly with a small wing area. Large wings would make life in the hive impossible. This reduced wing area is compensated by a very rapid wingbeat. Did you know:
1 - The beetles wingbeat is 55 beats per second?
2 - The honeybee's wingbeat is 200 beats per second?
3 - The midge's wingbeat is an unbelievable 1, 046 beats per second?
These wings and flying abilities could not have evolved a piece at a time as their systems would have been useless unless formed perfect and complete.
Visual beauty must have a practical purpose according to Evolutionist or else it would have never evolved.
However, there are practically countless cases of creatures that have visual beauty that serves absolutely no purpose at all except for the personal gratification of God and man.
The abyssal fish (Rhodicthys) is of a bright red color.
Yet it lives in total darkness 1 1/2 miles below the surface of the ocean. There is no reason for it (according to the Evolutionist) for it to have this color. It serves no practical purpose. Even the eggs of many deep sea creatures are brilliantly colored.
How about this:
Why are the insides of some shells brilliantly colored?
Why are the insides of some baby birds mouths brilliantly colored?
Also if visual beauty is a sign of evolutionary progression, why is it that the lower forms of life display greater visual beauty than man?
Psalm 19: 1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork."
This is the science that covers the origin of man
Evolutionists believe that man and apes evolved from a common unknown ancestor about 30 - 70 million years ago. They claim to have a number of fossils of bones that support this claim
Creationists maintain that man was supernaturally created
Completely distinct from all other living creatures and that man was created only a few thousand years ago. They maintain that the fossils cited by Evolutionists are not missing links or transitional forms from ape to man. They point out that these fossils come from either ape or man or neither and that they are not from missing links. Let's look at the evidence.
1 - Nebraska man - - he was discovered in 1922 by Harold Cooke in the Pliocene deposits of Nebraska. Many books were written about this Nebraska man which supposedly lived over a million years ago. The evidence for Nebraska man was used in the infamous scopes evolution trial in Dayton, Tennessee in 1925.
William Jennings Bryan was confronted with a group of experts who blew him away with "facts" of Nebraska man. Mr. Bryan was made a total mockery of and laughed at.
But where did Nebraska man really come from? Would you believe a tooth? Yes, only a tooth. This was proof positive that a prehistoric race existed because of a single tooth!
Years after the scopes trial, the entire skeleton that the tooth belonged was dug up and it was found to be that of an extinct pig!! Needless to say, very little publicity was given to it by the news media when this happened.
2 - Southwest Colorado man - - This was a similar case like that of the Nebraska man. He was a so - called "missing link" reconstructed around nothing but a single tooth. It is now known that this tooth belonged to a horse!
3 - Java ape man - - This is one of the most famous of all the anthropoids. He was discovered in 1891 by Dr. Eugene duBois, a very fervent Evolutionist. This "ape man" was reconstructed from a small piece of the top of a skull, a fragment of a left thigh bone, and three molar teeth.
24 scientists met to evaluate this find:
10 said it was a man
7 said it was an ape
7 more had no idea (they believed that it belonged to a no longer missing link)
There were problems:
The bones that were used were not even together, they were scattered some 70 feet apart. They were not even found at the same time; it took a year to find these fragments. To make matters worse, these bones were found in an old river bed mixed in with the bones of extinct animals.
How can these scientists be certain that these bones all belonged to the same animal? If they were indeed 750, 000 years old and were not petrified, how did they last so long without disintegrating? How could you accurately reconstruct an entire skeleton with such tiny pieces of evidence?
Well, as it turns out, even Dr. DuBois, the finder himself, concluded that these were the bones of a gibbon. But it was already too late. The "reconstructed" skeleton was on display at a museum and college textbooks were already written singing the praises of this phony "ape man".
Another of these Java "ape men" was discovered in 1926. This was another darling of the scientific community like the first one. This one turned out to be the knee bone of an extinct elephant.
4 - Piltdown man - - The remains of Piltdown man were supposedly found in 1912 by Charles Dawson, an amateur fossilogist. He produced some bones, teeth, and primitive tools, which he said he found in a gravel pit near Piltdown, Sussex, England. He took the remains to Dr. Arthur Smith Woodward, an well known paleontologist at the British museum. These remains created a flurry of activity among scientists who immediately dated the remains at 500, 000 years old. Literature flooded the bookshelves as this was hailed as the most remarkable of all finds. Over 500 doctoral dissertations were written on "Piltdown man". The great "missing link " was found!!
Or was it???
In October of 1956, the worst nightmare of the Evolutionist was about to happen. Reader's Digest came out with an article summarized from Popular Science monthly called "The Great Piltdown Hoax". Using a new method to date bones based upon fluoride absorption, the Piltdown man was found to be a fraud!! Further study revealed that the jaw-bone used in Piltdown man actually belonged to an ape that had died only 50 years previously. The teeth were filed down, and both teeth and bones were discolored with dichromate of potash.
The man who was responsible for placing the bones in the gravel pit was a man named Teilhard de Chardin S. J.
He had authored several books attempting to harmonize evolution with Christianity. Frustrated by the lack of evidence for Darwin's theory, he thought he would assist by inventing this "missing link".
How true Romans 1: 21 is when it says "professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."
5 - Neanderthal man - - - - - This specimen was discovered around the turn of the century in the Neanderthal valley of Dusseldorf, Germany. He was originally portrayed as a semi - erect, barrel chested, brute which was to be the final missing link between ape and man.
After many other Neanderthal skeletons were discovered, it was later found that Neanderthal man was fully human. In fact, he could even be considered superhuman due to the fact that his cranial capacity was 13% bigger than modern humans.
The reason that many thought he was a primitive missing link was due to the fact that the first specimen that was studied was crippled with osteo - arthritis and rickets giving him that semi erect, "cave man" appearance.
Today Neanderthal man is classified as Homo - Sapiens, which means it is totally human.
6 - "Lucy" - - This was a specimen that comes from a group of fossils called "Australopithecines". Lucy was a female of this group constructed from a 40% complete skeleton. Lucy was discovered in the Afar area of Ethiopia during studies conducted from 1972 - 1977.
National Geographic reported quoted Johanson as saying:
"The angle of the thigh bone and the flattened surface at its knee joint end. . . . proved she walked on two legs. "
However the knee joint end of the femur was severely crushed. Therefore assuming that "Lucy" walked upright is merely guessing. Anatomist Charles Oxnard, using a computer technique for analysis of skeletal relationships, has concluded that "Lucy" and other Australopithecines did not walk upright, at least not as humans do, but as chimpanzees.
Therefore, there is no valid scientific evidence that "Lucy" or any of her species walked upright as humans do. They are most likely a variety of apes. There are fossils of humans that have been found to be older than "Lucy". Therefore, she cannot be one of our "evolutionary" ancestors.
"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God."
(Psalm 14: 1)
1 - Geology
2 - Physics
3 - Mathematics
4 - Biology
5 - Anthropology
6 - Fossil Record
All scream that there is one.
May you look at the facts with an open mind and heart. If you do you will discover like so many have before that there is an omnipotent God; a God that wonderfully made you and loves you. He is a God that loves you so much that he gave his son to die for your sins that you may have eternal life. He made a way for you and I to live for an eternity; such a length of time that even an Evolutionist can't conceive of in his wildest dreams. This booklet is prepared in the hopes that you will use it to defend your faith in the Bible and the God of the Bible and that it will strengthen you and help you grow as a Christian.
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