Evolutionists trumpet the spurious idea that man evolved from single-celled life through innumerable small changes, each conferring a survival advantage on the organism. They assert this is true not only of man but of all animals and plants.
If this were so, the vast majority of all living organisms that ever existed were “intermediates.” To get from a single living cell to man would require trillions upon trillions upon trillions of distinct intermediate organisms in the evolutionary chain from cell to man.
But then where is the evidence of these trillions of transitions in the fossil record???
There is no evidence of transitions in the fossil record. Fossils of organisms appear suddenly in rock strata fully-formed. Fossils of intermediates leading up to the fully-formed organism do not exist.
For example, we don’t find the pictured RoosterCat in life or in the fossil record. Chickens always produce chickens and cats always produce cats. There are no intermediates between kinds in the fossil record or in life…just in pictures.
For another example, consider the 4-footed plant-eating dinosaurs called sauropods. Diplodocus and Apatosaurus were huge sauropods with very long necks to reach vast amounts of tree foliage. Some may have eaten up to a ton of foliage a day to support their huge bodies.
Sauropod dinosaur fossils show that the sauropods had unique features such as small skulls and hollow neck vertebrae to reduce the load on their long necks. The sauropod pelvis had extra supporting vertebrae. Interlocking leg bones on sauropods acted like pillars to support their enormous bulk. These sauropod features are unique among dinosaurs, and there are no “intermediate” dinosaur fossils showing the gradual development of these features.
In fact, experts on sauropod dinosaurs admit that there is no evidence for the evolution of sauropods:
“The ancestry of the sauropods, before they burst onto the world scene on almost every continent in the Middle Jurassic, is obscure. The frequent assumption that they arose from prosauropods [hypothesized sauropod ancestors], probably melanorosaurids, has yet to be verified.”
(See McIntosh, J., M. K. Brett-Surman, and J. O. Farlow. 1997. Sauropods. In The Complete Dinosaur. Farlow, J. O. and M. K. Brett-Surman, eds. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, pp 271-272.)
Evolutionists can’t even imagine (much less find evidence of) how these unique necessary features (long neck, small skull, hollow vertebrae, special pelvic structure, pillar legs) could have developed incrementally while still conferring survival advantage at each intermediate stage.
Moreover, if evolutionism were true, transitional fossils should totally dominate and overwhelm the fossil record. Additionally, the vast majority of living forms today would be intermediates, evolving from one stage to another. Yet today’s forms are essentially indistinguishable from the oldest fossils supposedly millions of years old. If evolutionism were true, there would be no question as to the validity of the evolutionary hypothesis. The evidence would be plain before us every day. The lack of evidence is conclusive.
It’s not a question of just finding a “missing link.” Evolutionists have to find trillions of “missing links.”
And they don’t have enough “time” in which to fit all the missing intermediate forms. Earth and life are only 6,000 years old. But even with the supposed evolutionary age of the earth of 4.5 billion years, that is far too short a time period for trillions upon trillions upon trillions of distinct intermediate organisms too evolve leading up to all present day life forms.
One kind of animal never evolved into another kind of animal. Yahweh created distinct kinds of animals and provided for continuation of life through reproduction “according to kind” (Genesis 1:24). “After their kind” is repeated 10 times in Genesis 1 for emphasis. Kinds don’t transition into other kinds.
The abrupt appearance of organisms in the fossil record without intermediates is contrary to what one would expect if the hypothesis of evolution were true. However, it is exactly what one would expect to find if plants and animals were created.
Where’s the evidence? The extraordinary claims of evolutionists require extraordinary evidence. And extraordinary evidence is completely absent. In fact, even routine evidence is nowhere to be found.
There is no evidence of evolution in the fossil record because evolution of one kind into another kind never happened.
Soli Deo Gloria.
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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
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Thursday January 12, 2012 A.D.
Read my January 2012 newspaper column:
Adam’s Mythical Diary 5.
God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:25)