TITLE: Unmasking the Fantasy of Evolution (Part 2) 5/30/15
By Richard McCaw
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Unmasking the Fantasy of Evolution (Part 2)
I had just one more question for Monsieur Cuvier. â€śFor long periods,â€ť I began, â€śmost species underwent little observable change and when it did occur, change was rapid and concentrated in small, isolated populations. If this happens, then fossil intermediates would be hard to find, squaring with the spotty fossil record. Hence Stephen J. Gouldâ€™s new concepts of evolution. Monsieur Cuvier, can you refute this?â€ť
Cuvier raised his voice confidently, â€śAfter the Cambrian explosionâ€¦ahâ€¦ living species â€¦exampleâ€¦ fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and â€¦ahâ€¦mammalsâ€¦hundreds of thousands appear â€¦ suddenâ€¦ full form â€¦distinct structures. Abrupt appearance of species ...in fossil record â€¦no transitional fossilsâ€¦they not graded.â€ť
Well, that was revealing! Even members of the illustrious scientific community that many believe cannot make a mistake, reveal serious weaknesses in the foundations of scientific belief.
I left that day determined to read more of Stephen J. Gouldâ€™s books. I also wanted to read what Niles Eldridge had to say on the matter. In fact, I wanted to watch any debate on the internet or hear any complete analysis by well-known scientists on both sides of the controversy and decide for myself what was truth and what was subjective prejudice. After all, I thought, the truth can never hurt.
I decided that if evolution were true, I would reject God, the Bible and its supposed miracles and whatever my parents and forefathers had handed down to me traditionally. I also decided that if I found truth in creationism, I would accept the God of miracles, the Bible and whatever came with Him. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Our search for truth must always continue beyond popular science, personal prejudice and what some repeat like a parrot. After those heated revelations, let us now imagine a visit to Bugs Bunny of cartoon fame. He has a carrot in his mouth, and is usually up to his old tricks trying to befuddle his long-time antagonist, Elmer Fudd.
But today he is visiting the registrar of births and deaths at the Department of Rabbit Affairs. He must have read Darwinâ€™s â€śOrigin of the Species,â€ť and is tracing his ancestors from whom the evolutionist claims that he has descended. He and Elmer Fudd have been arguing about ancestry for some time. Elmer stands by the door waiting for him and smiling with himself. He is sure that rabbits evolved through slow modifications over hundreds of years.
The rabbit at the front desk informs Bugs, â€śSir, we have searched all available fossil records since Darwin, but we cannot find the fossil of any ancestor that was not a rabbit. Perhaps if you come back in a few decades from now a fossil may turn up as a missing link!â€ť
â€śFat chance!â€ť Bugs guffaws, and saunters through the door munching the end of the carrot. â€śWhat are they saying?â€ť he mutters to himself. â€śFossil records show that rabbits have always been rabbits and have not evolved!â€ť
â€śNow, look here, Bugs Bunny,â€ť the representative calls after him. â€śAre you claiming to know more than all them scientific experts?â€ť
â€śIâ€™ve read a lot,â€ť Bugs looks back through the door and retorts, â€śand as far as I understand, weâ€™ve been around a pretty long timeâ€¦We were on the Iberia Peninsula. The Romans tried to keep us in with fences, but we kept digging underground tunnels. Many of us escaped from being made into rabbit soup and our furs skinned off our backs to keep their ladies warm. Theyâ€™ve tried to poison us and shoot us, but we keep multiplying and weâ€™ve been getting stronger ever since.â€ť
â€śMind those front teeth of yours donâ€™t drop out chewing on so much carrot!â€ť
â€śOh, donâ€™t you worry about my front teeth,â€ť says Bugs. â€śIf my family has changed just one bit since the beginning of time when God designed us with strong front teeth, Iâ€™d like to get some real factsâ€¦fossils and such like that prove we evolved from some other animal!â€ť
â€śJust give it time, Bugs!â€ť she sighs. â€śJust give it time!â€ť
â€śThey been saying that from ever!â€ť Bugs snorts and disappears with Elmer Fudd into the nearby fields.
Well, that visit did not prove anything! Encyclopaedia Britannica documents and several other internet sites reveal that all todayâ€™s domestic pet rabbits have the European wild rabbit as their direct ancestor. Moreover, they are reported to have existed from as way back as 4,000 years ago. The family Leporidae (rabbits and hares) has been relatively unchanged since the Eocene Epoch, when its fossil record first became well documented. 1
And interestingly in a chapter entitled â€śOn the Imperfection of the Geological Recordâ€ť in his book, â€śThe Origin of the Species,â€ť Darwin also admitted, â€śGeology assuredly does not reveal any such finely-graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory.â€ť
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