пятница, 6 января 2017 г.

Evolution Is Accepted by Faith in Defiance of Facts - IV

Charleston - West Ashley: Alycia Alley - Sean Williams' Darwin [1]

Does the fossil record show us Biblical creation (sudden appearance of different kinds of organisms, which multiply only according to their kind) or evolution (new kinds of organisms descend from other substantially different kinds, like fishes from invertebrates, amphibians from fishes, or people from apes)?

“Many evolutionary biologists since Darwin’s time, and even Darwin himself, have been struck by how few sequences of fossils have ever been found that clearly show a gradual, steady accumulation of small changes in evolutionary lineages. Instead, most fossil species appear suddenly, withouttransitional forms, in a layer of rock and persist essentially unchanged until disappearing from the record of rocks as suddenly as they appeared.” [2]

"The history of most fossil species includes two features particularly inconsistent with
gradualism [evolution by very small steps - I.B.]:

1. Stasis. Most species exhibit no directional change during their tenure on earth. They
appear in the fossil record looking much the same as when they disappear;
morphological change is usually limited and directionless.

2. Sudden appearance. In any local area, a species does not arise gradually by the steady
transformation of its ancestors. It appears all at once and 'fully formed,' " [3]

As we can see, the fossil record clearly speaks about Divine creation. Yet, those who refuse to accept creation invent clever fables to explain away the obvious message of the fossil record. S.J. Gould's cleverly invented fable, for example, can be found in the aforementioned article [3].
    

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[2] Campbell, et al., Biology Concepts and Connections, 3rd Ed., 2000, p. 290.

[3] Stephen Jay Gould, Evolution’s erratic pace, Natural History 86(5), May 1977, pp. 14–16.

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