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Evolutionists Admit 'How Much We Don't Know'
Gregory J. Rummo
JULY 15, 2002
Daniel Lieberman of Harvard University is quoted as saying, “The new find will have the impact of a small nuclear bomb… One of the most important things this skull tells us is how much we don't know.”
In sections of the article titled “Many Contradictions,” and “No Certainty,” paleontologists admit they are not sure if the skull is from a female chimp or our missing ancestor. “Is it actually a new hominid, or a variation of some other previously identified species, or perhaps even an ape?”
Links to other articles dealing with similar subjects appeared below the main story. Most of them also cast doubt on currently embraced theories of the origin of man. Here are two additional examples:
“A large set of specialized bone tools found recently in a South African cave is forcing archaeologists to rethink their ideas about when ‘modern’ human behavior emerged.”
“An exquisitely preserved skull of a tiny-brained human ancestor… calls into question a widely held hypothesis that the evolution of big brains propelled the exodus of early humans out of Africa.”
Now it’s time for a multiple-choice test to see if you have been paying attention. The findings mentioned above have:
1) Shown paleontologists how much they don’t know
2) The impact of a small nuclear bomb
3) Painted a radically different picture of the origin of man than widely assumed
4) Forced archeologists to re-think their ideas about the emergence of modern
5) Called into question a widely held hypothesis
6) All of the above
The correct answer is number six—all of the above.
Here’s another question: How can evolutionists have any credibility when all they do is change their story?
The correct answer to that question isn’t a multiple choice one but it’s nonetheless simple: They can’t.
The theory of evolution has become a religious orthodoxy among its adherents most of whom are willing to commit intellectual martyrdom to champion the cause.
Evolution posits that man’s origins can be traced to bubbling ooze in a prehistoric swamp. Over hundreds of millions of years, this ooze morphed into the complex life forms which now cover the earth while somehow managing to avoid violating the laws of thermodynamics.
This is science fiction at its best.
Its proponents attempt to convince the scientifically illiterate masses with what amounts to scientific sleight of hand.
By using circular reasoning based on index fossils found in the rock strata or employing suspect radiometric dating methods such as potassium-argon or rubidium-strontium, the multi-million year ages of fossils are reported as fact. Anomalous results are often ignored or unreported.
Dating methods that show the earth to be relatively young—the decay of the earth’s magnetic field yields an age for the earth of only 10,000 years—are scoffed at because a young earth doesn’t fit their theory.
A few evolutionists have even gone so far as to perpetrate frauds so they can demonstrate ‘proof’ that our ancestors were all once knuckle-dragging simians.
Piltdown Man and Nebraska Man are two classic examples from the early part of the 20th century.
Both were touted as missing links. Piltdown Man turned out to be based on a fossil of a skull from modern man and a jawbone from an orangutan. Nebraska Man was fabricated from a pig’s tooth.
Recently, in 2000, evolutionists were duped by what they thought was a half bird half dinosaur fossil discovered in China. It turned out to be precisely that—half bird and half dinosaur. A farmer had dug up two separate fossils in a field and glued the two halves together.
When listening to the Darwinist's ever-changing claims, I am reminded of Fox Mulder, the FBI agent who was obsessed with solving “The X-Files.” He too had a deep-seated bias; only his was predicated upon belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life.
“The Truth is Out There,” was the mantra that propelled him on his weekly quests into the realm of what viewers knew was nothing more than science fiction.
Mulder was right about two things—the truth is indeed out there—if one knows where to look for it and ‘extraterrestrial’ life does exist.
The Bible declares: “God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness’.”
And there’s nothing multiple choice about
Gregory J. Rummo is a syndicated
columnist and author of “The View from
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