Excerpt from the book "Darwin's Doubt".
"In the origin of species, Darwin openly acknowledges important weaknesses in his theory and professed his own doubts about key aspects of it. Yet today's public defenders of a Darwin-only science curriculum apparently do not want these, or any other scientific doubts about contemporary Darwinian theory, reported to students. This book addresses Darwin's most significant doubt... and how a seemingly isolated anomaly that Darwin acknowledged almost in passing has grown to become illustrative of a fundamental problem for all of evolutionary biology."
- From the Prologue.
Charles Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. In what is known today as the "Cambrian explosion", 530 million years ago many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock. In the book Darwin's Doubt Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life, a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but also because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. Expanding on the compelling case he presented in his last book, Signature in the Cell, Meyer argues that the theory of intelligent design which holds that certain features of the universe and of living things are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection, is ultimately the best explanation for the origin of the Cambrian animals.
Available from: www.dawinsdoubt.com Website.
In the first 500 Million years or so the Earth was a dead planet, as it cooled after the Big Bang.
Then there is a period of 800 Million years where only very simple life forms are present.
Basic photosynthesis occurs over about 900 Million years.
It takes 1758 Million years for our oxygen rich atmosphere to be created. There are few types of organisms present.
The Fossil record shows that lifeforms are present (after the Cambrian Explosion) for only the last 540 Million years or so. High level life forms only for the last 100 Million years.
Man is present for only 2 Million years.
This data is contrary to the principle of evolution that requires the most complex creatures to have the longest time to develop as they require many more steps to achieve complexity.
Note: The time scales we have used are those the scientists claim to have occurred.
Most of you would have heard of the fossil called Lucy (Australopithecus), who was discovered in 1974, in Ethiopia.
She (it is actually unknown if it is a he or a she) is supposed to have walked upright, and hence to be a human ancestor. The evidence for this was in the shape of the hip and leg bones. However it was claimed that some of the bones were distorted, so they were "reconstructed". This involved cutting and regluing of the bones so that they fit the theory. [How is this even remotely scientific?]. She was said to have a small brain, and a jaw that was ape like in its characteristics.
There is a plaster caste of Lucy on display at the Clevland Museum of Natural History, where she has human like feet. The feet however were never found, so this is also a fabrication.
An alternative explanation for "Lucy" is that she is actually a Chimpanzee.
Fossil parts of the Piltdown man, discovered in 1912, in a gravel pit in Piltdown, England was shown to be a forgery in 1953. The bone fragments were actually a modern human skull (medieval age), the jaw bone was from an Orangutang (500 years old) and chimpanzee teeth. The bones had been stained with an iron solution and chromic acid, to make them appear older. There were also file marks on the teeth. It took 40 years for this hoax to be discovered.
Theory of Evolution.
Darwins theory of Evolution consists of two parts.
1. Theory of Natural Selection.
The Theory of Natural Selection is "survival of the fittest", and this is observable.
2. Origin of Species.
The theory of the Origin of Species is conjecture only, and is not observable. It is also NOT supported by the Fossil record data, It requires thousands of "Missing Links" to be found, in order to complete Darwin's Tree of Life.
Stephen Jay Gould (Athiest and Evolutionist) stated: "The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record, persists, as the trade secret of paleoanthropology." He claimed that creatures stayed the same for a long time then evolved so quickly that there is no evidence left in the fossil record.
Evolution is a Religion.
Michael Ruse stated: "Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion, a full fledged alternative to Christianity... I am an ardent evolutionist and ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint - the literalists [Bible believers], are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion."
It takes a faith to believe in Evolution just as much as to believe in God.
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Book: Darwins Doubt
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DVD - Unlocking the
Mystery of Life
DVD - The Design of Life