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Important Note: Before you read any further I want to define the term “evolution” since the media and professors purposely equivocate when using the term so as to include transitions from one species to another while only providing evidence of transitions within a species. EVERYONE believes in transitions within a species in what some call “micro-evolution”, but Intelligent Design and Creationists patently deny “macro-evolution” (changes from one species to another) as the evidence clearly demonstrates as lacking. In this post I am referring to Macro-evolution as the fairytale. Here is the sneaky logic behind the equivocation of the term “evolution”:
Since no evidence exists for macro-evolution only false conjectures, those whom hold this position always equivocate, then point to micro-evolution evidence, and make you say “whoa, look at the science!” I would argue that adaptation or changes within a species demonstrates incredible design!!! For more information check out this incredible book Icons of Evolution
In addition, check out my favorite science blog www.evolutionnews.org which includes the top 10 evolution related stories for 2012.
Now to my post:
Among some of the fallacies are the numerous ape-man frauds in anthropology and the total silence in the fossil record of transitional forms. As we explore these frauds and fallacies you will see just how blinding philosophical assumptions can be if they are not constantly revisited. The philosophy of the day is materialism and naturalism which rests on the assumption that matter is all that matters, for it is the sum total of reality. However, this metaphysical assumption isn’t even logically coherent as Philosopher William Lane Craig establishes in a recent article in the Washington Post that can be found here.
Below are three examples of ape-man discoveries that interestingly enough were not discovered until after Darwin’s Origin of the Species was published. Seems like anthropologists had new eyes to “see” ape-men in the bone fragments like a child “sees” teddy bears in the clouds. These three examples that turned out to be frauds and wishful thinking are only a few of the many other examples that exist.
It could be maintained that the discovery of Peking man (Homo erectus) is a pure conjecture laced with selfish ambition and financial gain. As Hank Hanegraaff (1998) explains:
Peking man was originally based on a dusty old tooth. It was conveniently discovered in China just as Canadian physician Davidson Black was about to run out of funds for his evolutionary explorations in 1927. The Rockefeller Foundation rewarded this discovery with a generous grant, permitting Black to continue digging (p.55).
In addition to the tooth discovered by Black, the evolutionary community found fourteen skulls and an assortment of tools and teeth. Immediately the deduction was made by the evolutionists that these finds indicated tool-using apes. All fourteen skulls turned up missing by the end of WWII leaving behind only photographs and castings of the skulls. Apart from the fact that the lower skeletons were missing, the skulls had been bashed in at the base. Since monkey brains are a delicacy in Southeast Asia, one could have deduced that the tools were used on the apes rather than by the apes.
Besides the Peking man conjecture, there is another even wider tale of how an extinct pigs tooth became known among evolutionists as Nebraska man (Hesperopithecus haroldcookii). When news of the discovery hit the London newspaper, there was a picture of not only Nebraska man but also Nebraska mom. Some time after the initial discovery of Nebraska man geologist Harold Cook found an identical tooth and attached it to the skull of a wild pig. The supposed monkey-to-human transition that was introduced to the public, complete with a family drawing, ends up being an extinct pigs tooth.
It could be argued; however, that Piltdown man (Eoanthropus dawsoni) is probably the most notorious of all of the ape-man frauds. There are more speculations about who carried out the forgery than there are bone fragments that were discovered. Unearthed in 1912 by Charles Dawson, an amateur naturalist, his find included a piece of a jaw, skull fragments, and two teeth. The findings were not determined to be a fraud until 1953. The jaw of an ape was stained to make it appear as though it had matched the human skull; the Piltdown fossils along with accompanying bones were not only stained but also reshaped.
The Piltdown Gang
Lastly, besides the various ape-man frauds in anthropology, we have a fossil record of over 250,000 species that contain no transitional forms. A Transitional form would be a piece of evidence from the fossil record that shows a species in transition from one type of species to another. If the theory of evolution were a fact, there would be thousands of these transitions contained in the fossil record. Darwin himself maintained that the fossil record would eventually prove his theory, but just the opposite can be stated. For instance, there currently exist no transitional forms in the fossil record that show a species changing from a fish to a frog. I might add that scientists do see transitions within a species. The important thing to remember here is the fact that the species stay true to type. For example, due to breeding, there currently exist many sizes and shapes of dogs and horses, but the fact remains that they stay dogs and horses.
For more information checkout the Discovery Institute’s Youtube Chanel:
Also, guess who signed this statement below?
Here are a few of the names from http://www.dissentfromdarwin.org/
Joseph Atkinson: PH. D. Organic Chemistry MIT
Gerald Schroeder Ph.D. Earth Sciences & Nuclear Physics MIT
Fred Sigworth: Prof. of Cellular & Molecular Physiology- Grad. School: Yale U.
Philip S. Skell: Emeritus Prof. Of Chemistry: NAS member
Robert Kaita: Plasma Physics Lab: Princeton U.
William P. Purcell: PhD Physical Chemistry-Princeton U.
Theodor Liss: PhD Chemistry-M.I.T.
Timothy G. Standish: PhD Environmental Biology-George Mason U.
Malcolm A. Cutchins Ph. D. Engineering Mechanics Virginia Tech
Daniel Howell Ph.D. Biochemistry Virginia Tech
Jonathan D. Eisenback Professor of Plant Pathology Dept. of Plant Pathology and Weed Science Virginia Tech
Christian M. Loch Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics University of Virginia
Jonathan Wells: PhD Molecular & Cell Biology-U. of California, Berkeley
Are you surprised? There are many more names. Folks, there has been a major dissent among intellectuals and YOU do not know about it. Ask yourself why? What are your sources of information? Get off of the couch and into the game!!
Until He Returns,
Peter P. Lackey, Jr.