Thursday, March 11, 2010
A Few Things Darwin Doesn't Want Known
A Few Things Darwin Wishes Weren’t Published
By Chip Lusko
I wish I had kept my fifth grade science book. It had a terrific graph showing a strange little fox-like creature who ended up as a horse, and I guess eventually as Mr. Ed.
Science books from that point on carried variations on that theme, and it was just assumed that this evolutionary chain was bedrock fact. Of course, we know now that no transitional forms exist to support this chart. This is just one of the many credibility problems I have discovered with evolution since fifth grade. Here are a few more:
"If my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the same group together, must assuredly have existed” – Charles Darwin, Origin of Species
Charles Darwin assumed that transitional forms would be discovered in the future, but they do not exist. An example of a transitional form would be the discovery of a half-fish, half-man skeleton. Evolution demands that this “missing link” must have existed somewhere, sometime (besides fifth grade science books), like maybe in the fossil record.
"In my most extreme fluctuations I have never been an Atheist in the sense of denying the existence of a God” – Letters of Charles Darwin
That’s hedging your bet, Charles. On the other hand, there is something known as practical atheism:
"The Old Testament from its manifestly false history of the world, with the Tower of Babel, the rainbow as a sign, etc., etc., and from its attributing to God the feelings of a revengeful tyrant, was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos,(sp) or the beliefs of any barbarian.”—Autobiography of Charles Darwin
Ouch. Painful scholarship, and embarrassing for Darwin apologists on so many levels.
It would also be helpful to spell Hindu's correctly.
“There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties” - Charles Darwin, Descent of Man
As with many of Darwin’s positions, the best response is often, “Speak for yourself.”
"Now I have never systematically thought much on religion in relation to science, or on morals in relation to society" - Letters of Charles Darwin
That would be true for Darwin and Planned Parenthood.
"To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree." - Charles Darwin, Origin of Species
A rare moment of honest clarity for Charles. Now, consider:
•Your eyes are composed of more than two million working parts.
•They can process 36,000 bits of information every hour.
•Number of fibers in human optic nerve = 1,200,000
•You will see almost 24 million images of the world around you in a normal lifespan.
•The human eye can detect over 10 million different colors.
•There are 120 million rod cells in the retina of your eye.
In the glaring light of reality, it is stunning that Darwin’s theory has so many fans. Perhaps it is only out of desperate agnosticism that this absurd theory has been dressed up, propped up and allowed to be such a pretender of truth. Enough.