пятница, 16 декабря 2016 г.

R. Dawkins Believes in Evolution in Spite of Facts

By Должин Жаргалсайхан (Own work) [1]

Richard Dawkins, who is an active anti-creationist, wrote in “The Blind Watchmaker” a while back:
“For example the Cambrian strata of rocks, vintage about 600 million years, are the oldest ones in which we find most of the major invertebrate groups. And we find many of them already in an advanced state of evolution, the very first time they appear. It is as though they were just planted there, without any evolutionary history. Needless to say, this appearance of sudden planting has delighted creationists. Evolutionists of all stripes believe, however, that this really does represent a very large gap in the fossil record, a gap that is simply due to the fact that, for some reason, very few fossils have lasted from periods before about 600 million years ago. One good reason might be that many of these animals had only soft parts to their bodies: no shells or bones to fossilize. If you are a creationist you may think that this is special pleading. My point here is that, when we are talking about gaps of this magnitude, there is no difference whatever in the interpretations of 'punctuationists' and 'gradualists'. Both schools of thought despise so-called scientific creationists equally, and both agree that the major gaps are real, that they are true imperfections in the fossil record. Both schools of thought agree that the only alternative explanation of the sudden appearance of so many complex animal types in the Cambrian era is divine creation, and both would reject this alternative.” [2]
What do the Cambrian fossils tell us? The animals appear fully formed, “without any evolutionary history.” They simply suddenly appear in the Cambrian rocks, “as though they were just planted there.” This is a scientific fact. However evolutionists “of all stripes” refuse to accept the scientific fact in an effort to preserve their theory. Is this kind of behavior characteristic of the honest truth seeker? No, it is characteristic of the doctrinaire.

Dawkins admits that the only alternative to the tall tales about “a very large gap in the fossil record” is divine creation. Good job! This is above and beyond!

If we consider the facts of science (the abrupt appearance of animals in the Cambrian rocks without any evolutionary history), the facts witness to divine creation. Nevertheless, evolutionists stubbornly brush the facts aside, because they do not like the idea of divine creation. They simply prefer fiction to facts.  

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[1] Dawkins, Richard. "The Blind Watchmaker". London: Penguin, 1991, reprint, pp. 229-230.

[2] Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AApple-watch-selling-points.jpg. Lisence: CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0), via Wikimedia Commons. 

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