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Jay Seegert – Creation Education Center — http://www.cecwisc.org/
Evolutionists would like us to think that many transitional examples of evolution have been discovered. But each one of these is very controversial at best and generally turns out to be disqualified after further investigation.
Here’s how it generally works and how the public is duped into believing the “missing links” of evolution have been discovered. A fossil discovery will be announced with great fanfare and given much publicity.
What almost always happens is that some time after the announcement additional opinions are rendered that disqualify the fossil from being evidence for evolution. However, this is not given the same fanfare as the initial announcement. So the public is left with the impression that once again, proof of evolution has been discovered, with the implied message being you can’t trust the Bible.
Darwin himself was very aware of the lack of evidence for evolution from the fossil record and referred to it as potentially being the “greatest objection” to his theory.
Haeckel’s embryo drawings, by German biologist Ernst Haeckel
Haeckel was a huge proponent of Darwin and proposed a concept known as the “biogenetic law.” In layman’s terms, “biogenetic law” states that as an individual creature develops from an embryo it goes through stages that mimic each of the stages represented in its evolutionary history. Haeckel forged his drawings to better exemplify his theory.
Called the quintessential example of Darwinism in action and the prize horse in the stable of examples of evolution.
The peppered moth is actually a good example of natural selection. It has nothing to do with evolution. The changes that occurred did so in a population in which there were already two different colors of moths.
Technically, evolutionists do not believe we evolved directly from an ape, but merely that apes and humans share a common ancestor.
Scientists have known for quite some time that claims of close to 99 percent similarity between human and chimp DNA are false. Evolutionists themselves recognize the challenge of coming up with the insurmountable amount of necessary “beneficial” changes in such a short time (the about six million years since humans supposedly split off from apes).
Every “ape-man” you’ve ever seen or ever will see, falls into one of four categories:
1. An ape that they tried to make look more human-like.
2. A human that they tried to make more ape-like.
3. A fraud or mistake in which human and ape bones were claimed to have been from the same species.
4. Evidence from something that was neither ape nor human.
Developed based on the discovery of a single bone, a tooth bone that was later discovered to be from a pig.
Consisted of a human skull and the lower jaw of an orangutan — the teeth had been filed to look more human and the bones had been discolored to make them appear much older.
When initially found they did not find any foot or hand bones. They put human-like hands and feet on Lucy because they discovered human-like footprints in the same rock layer. Scientists did not believe that humans had even evolved yet, so Lucy must have left those tracks! Therefore, Lucy must have had human-like feet! According to Jack Stern and Randall Sussman who have studied the Australopithecus afarensis / Australopithecines, Lucy is nothing more than an extinct chimpanzee.
Originally considered to be a different species than modern man. Because of overwhelming evidence they have been upgraded to fully human. They were simply an isolated group that suffered from vitamin D deficiency due to lack of sunlight.
Introduced after the discovery of a skull and leg bones. Experts today don’t regard it as a legitimate category.
Homo erectus and Cro-Magnon
All evidence shows them to be fully human.
Anthropologist Matt Cartmill of Duke University in North Carolina says “most experts agree that the find is significant.” “It’s not a missing link. It’s not even a terribly close relative to monkeys, apes, and humans.”
The bone fragments were found scattered over the distance of about one mile, making it very challenging to reconstruct a representative individual! According to Timothy White (paleontologist, University of California-Berkeley’s Human Evolution Research Center), “It’s not a chimp. It’s not a human.”
Few sciences produce such abundant returns from so few fragments of fact as paleontology The Times (London).
Dr. Henry Gee ( ardent evolutionist, senior editor-biological sciences for the journal Nature): Despite decades of patient work we still know rather little about the evolution of humanity . . . the remains we have are very scare and very meger. Fossil evidence of human evolutionary history is fragmentary and open to various interpretations. Fossil evidence of chimpanzee evolution is absent altogether.