A biology professor loses faith in evolution and finds faith in Jesus
One of the great modern myths is that evolution has been proven and that science disproves Christianity. In spite of the many people who believe in evolution, the actual proof for it has never been found.
Many scientists start from the assumption that God doesn’t exist and then, in the absence of God, try to find out how the modern world came about. But this is not a scientific approach: true science cannot rule anything out until it has been proven to be incorrect.
On the other hand, the real evidence for evolution has never been found, in spite of the fact that it is taught in schools and universities as if it is established fact.
Actually, when we speak about evolution, we need to clarify what we mean, because there are two types. Macroevolution is when one kind of animal turns into another (like a worm turning into a fish). Microevolution is where an organism changes slightly but remains the same animal. For example, you can make changes to dogs by selective breeding. If you want a short-legged dog, you find a dog and a bitch both with shorter-than-normal legs and breed from them producing shorter-legged puppies. That’s where the different dog breeds have come from, and there’s no denying different types of animals can change slightly over time, such as moths changing colour. But this is the fact: one kind of animal never becomes another animal. However we breed dogs, they are still dogs. They never become donkeys. 35
Every example of observed evolution given by evolutionists is merely a slight change in an already recognised animal. It is never one kind of animal changing into another animal. That is a fact. So whilst animals change slightly over time, the idea that we exist through evolution is not based on facts.
So here are two absolute facts about evolution.
1) There is not a single case of macroevolution that has ever been observed.
2) If evolution were true, there would be vast fossil records showing the gradual transformation of one type of organism to another. These transitional fossils simply do not exist. Evolutionists do suggest that some fossils are transitional organisms but in practice the actual fossils are odd fragments and therefore involve a lot of guesswork as to what the animal was like. Secondly, the number of suggested ‘transitional’ organisms is very very small. Thirdly, the so-called transitional fossils are simply extinct animals that might have had certain features in common with present-day animals. For example, there were certain fish – the elpistostege and tiktaalik – that appear to have had a joint in their fins that may have worked a bit like the limb-joints of vertebrates. That really proves nothing. It just means there were similarities between two kinds of animals. However, if macroevolution were true, the world would be littered with fossils showing transitional animals but they simply don’t exist.
Let’s consider two other examples.
Lucy was just a kind of ape
There is a part skeleton that has become known as Lucy. We have about 40% of this skeleton and it was found in Ethiopia. Evolutionists claim that it was a transitional stage between apes and humans because whilst in every other way (such as its small brain) it is like a kind of ape, it appears to have walked more uprightly than modern apes do. Now it is clear that Lucy was simply a kind of ape that is now extinct that may have walked more uprightly than present-day apes. There is absolutely no evidence that it was an ancestor of humans. Moreover, since the reconstuction of Lucy is largely guess-work, it leaves a lot of room for error.
We state again: evolutionists start with the idea that God cannot exist and then, in an attempt to prove Darwin’s theory of evolution, latch on to fragments of fossil and try to interpret them to fit their story. Unfortunately, they present it as fact in schools and most people grow up believing in it without any evidence. They construct pictures of these ‘transitional’ creatures and print them in text books as if they are genuine, when they are largely guesswork – just an artist’s impression.
Reproduction of fossils of an extinct ape known as Lucy.
Neanderthals were just humans
Another organism that is supposed to be a transitional stage between apes and modern humans is the neanderthal. Skeletons of these beings have been discovered quite extensively and it is clear that they were quite sophisticated, and had good sized brains. Indeed we share DNA with them.
But these were quite clearly just humans. The evolutionists claim that because they had large noses and were heavily built, they were a pre-runner to humans. But if you travel the world, you will find humans of all different shapes and sizes. Some races are known to be particularly small, others very large. The fact that there were some thick-set large-nosed humans doesn’t in any way prove evolution.
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