GAPS IN THE FOSSIL RECORD
In this presentation we will take a look at the "proof" of evolution. We may need a couple of articles to cover this subject.
The basic premise of evolution is that time alone produces miracles. Globs of inorganic chemicals will produce a man if given enough time. The illustration below portrays the absurdity of this premise:
FROG TO PRINCE INSTANTLY = FAIRY TALE
FROG TO PRINCE OVER 300 MILLION YEARS = SCIENCE
This illustration is on page 5 of "The Fossils Still Say No" by Duane Gish, which I recommend as a reference book on the fossil record and the insurmountable problems it poses for the Theory of Evolution.
If a frog is kissed and turns into a prince instantly, we call that a fairy tale. If a frog is given 300 million years and turns into a man, it is considered science by todayís pseudo-scientists, and it doesnít even require a kiss.
Charles Darwin recognized the major problem with his theory and belief in gradualism, was that of the fossil record. If one species evolved into another species, there would be multiplied billions of transitional or intermediate types leaving a record of the changes. But as he admitted in his book: "The number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed on the earth, (must) be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory (Darwin, 1859, p. 292). Obvious and grave indeed! It is fatal to any theory that must have gradual change in order for it to be proven.
In order to evade that problem in his day, he stated that "the fossil record was too incomplete in his time, but in time men would literally be stumbling over transitional fossils". David Raup, former curator of geology at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, put it this way: "Well, we are now about 120 years after Darwin, and knowledge of the fossil record has been greatly expanded ... ironically, we have even fewer examples of evolutionary transition than we had in Darwin's time. By this I mean that some of the classic cases of Darwinian change in the fossil record, such as the evolution
of the horse in North America, have had to be discarded or modified as a result of more detailed information" ... (Raup, 1979).
This is a tremendous admission by an admitted evolutionist.
The numbers of intermediate fossils claimed by them is decreasing as the years go by.
Iíve seen statements by some evolutionists complaining about the paucity of transitional fossils. Paucity indeed, there are none, except those imagined by evolutionists in a desperate attempt to prove their illusory philosophy!
There are many claims of missing links by evolutionists but no proof; none that have stood up to the light of true science. The supposed progression of evolution is as follows:
This list is purely a construct of evolutionists based on the "assumption" that evolution occurred. I say this is an assumption because there are no intermediate fossils to prove that any of this ever happened. We have noted that it would require billions of transitional forms to proceed from on step to another and not one has been found. It truly is amazing what you have to believe to be an unbeliever!
All we have found in the fossil record is gaps. There is nothing to link any species with another species. This is detailed by Dr. Gish in his book "Evolution, the fossils still say no.
In the fossil record we see each species, living and extinct appear abruptly with no prior transitional forms. When we see a cat, it is completely a cat. When we see a dog, it fully a dog. As Henry Morris observed we do not see any cogs or dats
Before we Finish this lesson, letís mention some of the supposed missing links and next time we will look at them more closely along with other dating methods used by evolutionists.
We will show that none of these are missing links, and some of them are outright frauds perpetrated by men and fooled the "scientific" world of their day.
It should also be noted that many of the so called links are found alive and well today, such as the Coelacanth. It was a supposed intermediate between fish and amphibian, and was thought to be extinct for seventy million years or more. However, some of them forgot to evolve, and one was caught in 1938. Since them many more of them have been observed.
When we look at creation, we can see the hand of God our creator. It is so evident that the Apostle Paul said in Romans 1:20:
"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,"