Quote from Origins, The Origin of Matter, Space, Time, and Life. Chapter 22, Transitional Fossils, pg 188.
“Within the layers of the crust, there are trillions of fossils. They are not rare at all. What is rare and does not exist is a transitional fossil demonstrating a change of kind. Every dead fossil shows that something died, not something that passed on genetic information. Evolutionists say they believe in evolution because of the preponderance of evidence in the fossils. But the fossil record does not support evolution at all; it merely records that something died and was quickly covered up in a brief moment in time and not over millions of years. What does support evolution are the interpretations of the fossils and the clay models that are created to represent what the archeologist’s imagines their find looked like, once upon a time. However, any bone fossil found in the dirt only tells us that a creature died, and it is speculation to suggest that any of their genetic information was passed on, so fossils do not tell us that the specimen had offspring. Photo credit: www.livescience.com.
What about some of those pesky so-called evolutionary missing link discoveries that supposedly prove evolution and debunk creation? They do not exist. They are either falsified findings, or misinterpretations of the evidence, or wrong conclusions because of a lack of knowledge.
When an evolutionist, atheist or theist, show you a skull of an alleged transitional fossil, ask them the gender of the skull, the age of when the decedent died, what strata was the fossil found in, and what percentage of the skull is fabricated to fit the evolutionary ideology? Why are these questions important?
Well, when a creature is growing, there are differences in the cranial volume, skull size, and distinguishing features at varying ages of development. Keep in mind that though the human body stops growing vertically at a certain age, the facial bones never stop developing. As we age, the jaw protrudes, the eye brow ridges protrude, and so forth. We are able to see these developmental differences from a 20 year old face from a 70 year old face. How much more of a difference do you suppose we could visualize from someone living 900+ years, as in prior to the Flood. And for this reason, knowing that the decedent was an adult is not sufficient, one must know the age of the decedent. Photo credit: www.clinicalgate.com.
The other critical bit of information is the gender. There are variations of the overall size, cranial volume, and external features of the skull between the genders as well. Males have a larger skull, larger cranial volume, and more muscle attachments, which results in larger protuberances for those origin and insertion locations. Look carefully at the image of three primates, and notice the differences between the male and female.
It is also important to know what strata the fossil was found in because according to evolutionary doctrine, the strata was deposited in lock-step with evolution. Thus, if an evolutionist won’t tell you the strata the skull was found in, or no one knows, then it is dubious to place a skull according to philosophical order. And lastly, it is vital to know what percentage of the skull was fabricated by an artist. If one adds putty to suit their preconceived philosophical views, and the public is unaware that the artists started with only a tooth, or a clavicle, or a jaw bone, and so forth, that is deceitful. Image credit: www.theistic-evolution.com
Review: Placing skull fossils in philosophical order to suit one’s own preconceived ideology, without knowing the gender, age of the decedent, the strata the skull was found, and the percentage of artistic liberty taken by the artist is reckless. When an evolutionist shows you skull fossils placed in philosophical order to preach evolution, now you know why to question the age of the decedent, the gender, the strata depth, and the percentage of artist’s putty.”