Those Who Forget Their Past...
Those who forget their past are doomed to repeat it, George Santayana.
A recent story on Scientific American’s web
site illustrates this idea oh so well. The headline was “Fossil
Illuminates Evolution of Limbs from Fins”. The story tells of the
finding of a fossil forelimb that looked a different than other fossil
forelimbs, so the authors invented a story, based on this one bone, of
the entire anatomy of this fish. The imagination involved in this story
Based one fossil they have not only constructed an
entire animal, but then go on tell its history and future. This kind of
inventiveness is nothing new for evolutionists. They have done it many
times in the past, Nebraska Man, an “apeman”; constructed from the
tooth of a pig being one example. But the example most on point is of
the fish coelacanth (see-la-canth). The coelacanth is a fish
evolutionists listed as extinct because fossils of it had not been
found in the layers of fossils that evolutionists had “assigned” an age
of 70 million years.
The coelacanth was then used as transitional, or
in-between, creature from sea to land. Evolutionists claimed that the
shape of the fossil fins showed that they had “evolved” into feet. The
coelacanth story was used extensively as “proof” of evolution. Then, to
the chagrin of evolutionists, living coelacanths were found alive and
well in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Examination of living
coelacanths also showed that the evolutionists’ story of the fins being
halfway between fins and feet was total nonsense. The coelacanths’ fins
were just fins, just like all other fish fins. Nothing though stops the
imagination of evolutionists who want to make a name for themselves or
magazines like Scientific American who will publish anything to promote their religion of evolutionism.