Someone’s Making a Monkey Out of You
“Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless gas which, if given enough time, turns into people.”
Though perhaps a humorous quote at first, this simplified explanation of evolution ought to cause us to consider for a moment the leap of faith evolutionists would have us make.
Monkey Business With the Fossil Record
While Darwin predicted that the fossil record would show numerous transitional fossils, all we have 140 years later are a handful of disputable examples. Yet we and our children are bombarded with the lie that our tree-swinging-banana-peeling ancestry is proven fact – when in truth it is still no more than a fanciful theory that relieves a conscience to a higher power and divinely prescribed moral values.
Textbooks and museums alike are full of skeletons and charts, arranged to suggest an evolutionary progress from lower primates to true humans today. Although presented as fact, one by one, the “transitional skulls” are being revealed as either extinct apes, true humans, or even deliberate hoaxes!
Many scientists, such as Dr. Sigrid Hartwig Scherer (Paleoanthropologist, Univ. Munich), having studied the various skulls closely, have concluded that they can all be classified as either extinct apes or true humans. Even the famous “Lucy” has since been dismissed as an extinct ape. And what about the missing link of missing links, Homo Habilis, who promised to settle the dispute once and for all? More recently, evolution and creation scientists alike acknowledge that it is actually a composite skull, made up of parts from multiple species. It has been described as a “waste bin of various species and not a valid category”. No, you don’t have to believe everything just because you heard it in school or saw it on TV.
Natural Selection: Old News
According to Funk and Wagnal’s Encyclopedia, “Natural selection, in biology, the process by which environmental effects lead to varying degrees of reproductive success among individuals of a population of organisms with different hereditary characters, or traits. The characters that inhibit reproductive success decrease in frequency from generation to generation. The resulting increase in the proportion of reproductively successful individuals usually enhances the adaptation of the population to its environment.”
This is the basic premise upon which the evolutionary theory is built. For example, frogs with long legs easily outrun the frogs with short legs when fleeing their natural predators, so only the long-legged frogs live long enough to pass on their long-legged genes.
But Darwin misunderstood this natural “fine-tuning” of the environment as a “creative” process with no limits! He thought that if “new” varieties could arise in a short time to suit their environment, then given enough time, any number of new characteristics, to the extent of totally new creatures, could appear. But what he didn’t realize is that natural selection actually gets rid of information!
By definition, natural “selection” can only work with information available, and is not capable of creating anything. Even those mutations that give a survival benefit are seen to be losses of information, not creating the sorely needed new material upon which natural selection can then go to work.
Consider the intervention of horse breeders, who selectively bred some horses to refine enormous Clydesdale horses, and others to refine the smallest miniature pony. Now take one of each and try to reverse the processes. The loss of information via natural selection and selective breeding can create obstacles that prohibit breeding within a species, which in effect creates two new species. But both are still horses, and no information was added; it was simply taken away.
Try as they might, the evolutionist will never get a man out of a monkey-like hominid, but they have made a monkey out of mankind. The fact is, “in the beginning, God” created us in His “image and likeness” – unique from the rest of the animal kingdom, with the moral capacity to develop a conscience before him. It behooves us to acknowledge our accountability to Him and to open His book and find out more.