A body is found in the back of a freezer compartment, a small puncture wound to the back of the head is the best evidence to the cause of death. Investigators search for the murder weapon. It is something that is about one inch in diameter and it produced a 2-inch puncture to the base of the skull. Most likely, someone came up behind the victim, plunged the weapon into the brain stem, and left him there to die, unable to speak, breathe, or move in any voluntary manner that could save him from a cold death. The search for the evidence to prove the crime and find the culprit is on.
Isn’t evolution pretty much the same in the way man has gone about trying to prove it? Actually, I don’t believe it’s man’s attempt to PROVE EVOLUTION as much as it is his attempt to DISPROVE GOD. As far back as I can remember, I recall stories and reports in the news about scientist looking for “the missing link”. In my earlier school days, some of us were convinced we had actually found it only to have the teacher tell us to stop talking and to leave “Larry” alone. Well, as it turns out, Larry was not the missing link and we never found one. Man will not either since one does not exist—but that won’t stop him in his quest to prove what cannot be proven.
Sort of like the paraphrasing of an episode of “Life” told above. There was no murder. The “victim” had dropped something on the floor behind a freezer shelf, bent down and through the shelving to retrieve it, and was impaled by an icicle upon rising back up and out from his bent position. Only Detective Charlie Crews pieces this together as he “sees” things differently than most.
But something has been missing in the evolutionary claims made by science and those eager to drink up the nonsense that spews from that fountain. What science has yet to provide (and I wonder why) are the transitional species that would have to exist if evolution were factual.
In simpler terms, if I surmise an egg I find on the ground belongs to a particular bird species, I would be able to prove it through the available evidence acquired over time. For instance, I should be able to find birds sitting on a clutch of eggs that match the one I found. That in itself would not be proof because some birds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. The cuckoo family is famous for it.
I would need to find hatchling evidence to show what newly hatched birds came from the egg. As a young example, since the hatchling may not resemble the parent at that stage, I would want to track it to adulthood to prove the species. And even at that point, I may want to isolate a female bird about to lay to gather that piece of evidence. In other words, observation and evidence go hand-in-hand.
Evolution is one of those points of conjecture that has never been observed, nor can it be. We have witnessed adaptation within a species but no-one has witnessed nor do they have evidence to support a claim that one species has or can evolve into another.
That brings us to “Ida”, a fossilized primate found 26 years ago and now being touted as an early ancestral species leading to monkeys, men, and other primates such as the very similar lemur. There is no record of anything before it—no record of anything after it. There is just this cool fossil that has been carbon-dated at 47 million years and fits nicely into the puzzle of humanists belief.
If this is science, then I appreciate all the more that I am not a scientist. The evidence to support this conjecture is flimsy. It is based almost entirely on skeletal examination with comparison to other known primates from fossil records and existing primates of today. Why anyone would not accept this as a new species that is now extinct is perhaps a better question. Actually, it is recognized as a new genus and species. More precisely, what I would suggest is that it is not necessarily related to anything alive today. If it is ancestral, it could be ancestral to lemurs or other similar primates while having nothing to do with man. And if science and evolution are correct about man—indicating he appeared on the planet around 195,000 years ago, what happened between Ida and man’s appearance? That’s approximately 46.8 million years that go unaccounted for.
For now, the world is lapping up the news, happy at the concept that God is farther away and we are getting closer to our animal roots. If man can prove our evolution from some primordial ooze, then we can disprove the existence of God and dismiss the Bible as nothing more than fables. We can disallow morality and live a life devoid of the Christian concepts of love, mercy, forgiveness—well, if morality is relative, then there is no sin and nothing to forgive other than what we feel is a wrong commited against us.
I was surprised to see that Dennis Hwang got into the fray. He’s the Google artist known for his timely and sometimes whimsical spellings of “GOOGLE”. Today’s offering is Ida lying among some rocks in a form that spells the name of the company. Who would have thought that a primate born (according to them) 47 million years ago would get its 15 minutes of fame all this time later? In reality, Ida will enjoy far more fame as she is held up by millions around the world as a sort of Earth mother to the human race.
God help us!