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“Gogonasus—a fish with human limbs?”
Oh yeah? Get a look at the real fossil fish:


First they told us “evolution” happens too slow for a mere human lifespan to see it. After all, natural selection was the principle that environmental pressures kept a species stable. (Charles Darwin)

Then they told “evolution” happens too fast for a mere fossil record to see it. After all, you don’t see it in the fossils. So with this new revelation, it was safe to let another one of “paleontology’s trade secret” out of the closet. (Punctuated equilibrium, Neo-darwinian synthesis).

Now look again, evolution is happening too fast and before our very eyes.

Speedy species surprise:
The rapid appearance today, of new varieties of fish, lizards, and more defies evolutionary expectations … but fits perfectly with the Bible.


Loopholes in the evolutionary theory of the origin of life: Summary

Amazing admission

Professor Richard Lewontin, a geneticist (and self-proclaimed Marxist), is certainly one of the world’s leaders in evolutionary biology. He wrote this very revealing comment (the italics were in the original). It illustrates the implicit philosophical bias against Genesis creation—regardless of whether or not the facts support it.

‘We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.

It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.

The eminent Kant scholar Lewis Beck used to say that anyone who could believe in God could believe in anything. To appeal to an omnipotent deity is to allow that at any moment the regularities of nature may be ruptured, that Miracles may happen [but see the difference between origin and operational science—Ed.].’


Richard Lewontin, Billions and billions of demons, The New York Review, p. 31, 9 January 1997



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