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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The birdlike reptile

"Raoul Rheits said...you seem firm in your beliefs that evolutionists claim that 'cows turn into dogs' and whatnot. So I'll make it simpler still for you: What characteristics would YOU expect to see in a transitional reptile/avian fossil? What characteristics of such a fossil would you accept to show evidence of a reptile becoming more birdlike?"

You are asking me to play the game that evolutionists play. It's the game of "Speculation." It uses a special language made up of words such as "perhaps," "maybe," "could have," etc. You may as well ask me to speculate on the signs that would be present for Cinderella’s coach to be able to turn into a pumpkin. I don’t believe in fairy tales and I don’t believe in the unscientific theory of evolution. Reptiles don’t turn into birds no matter how long you leave them. Every animal brings forth after its own kind, both in creation and in the fossil record. Chickens were not dinosaurs billions of years ago, despite the musings of evolutionary imagineers. I believe in true science, not in the pseudo-science of evolution.

Also, I have never said that evolutionists believe that cows turn into dogs. I have said that there is no scientific evidence of any species "evolving" into another species. That’s the evidence that is still missing.

You have your own definition of evolution, but ask the average person on the street what they believe it is, and they will say that Darwin said that man evolved from primates--that our great, great, great grandfather was an ape.

You believe in a common ancestor (like a branch on a tree of common descent), they don’t. They believe we are direct ancestors. That we are apes. And who can blame them for the confusion when speculators like Richard Dawkins say things like "We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realize that we are apes...In truth, not only are we apes, we are African apes" ("Gaps in the Mind").

It is very clear that there is no empirical evidence for Darwinian evolution. Look at the last sentence in this quote about the supposed 47 million year old primate named Ida--unveiled as the missing link:

"This will be the one pictured in the textbooks for the next hundred years," said Dr Jørn Hurum, the paleontologist from Oslo University’s Natural History Museum who assembled the scientific team to study the fossil. "It tells a part of our evolution that’s been hidden so far. It’s been hidden because the only [other] specimens are so incomplete and so broken there’s nothing almost to study."

Notice what he said: " . . . other specimens are so incomplete and so broken there’s nothing almost to study." Drop the word "almost" and you have the truth.

If you believe in evolution then you are believing a lie (see Romans 1:25). Carl Sagan said, "We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact." If you choose to believe in the theory of evolution, you have failed to do that.