Thursday, August 09, 2007

Evidence Continues to Support the Bible

So, everyone who knows me knows that I am not a world-reknown scientist. I did consider majoring in biology in college, but after responding to God's call to ministry I went with Christian Ed. instead. And, as a Christian, I admit a certain level of bias. However, recently published scientific findins relating to so-called pre-historic man will certainly upset the theory of evolution in our society today.

AP reports that according to the old theory of evolution Homo habilis evolved into Homo erectus, which according to the old theory of evolution was supposed to be direct links from knuckle dragging apes to brief case toting men as depicted in illustrations in science books for years. However, the new evidence proves that Homo habilis did not evolve into Homo erectus because the two different species existed simultaneously. Fossils of each species dating from the same period have been found in close proximity to one another in Africa. Specifically, the report says:

those two earlier species lived side-by-side about 1.5 million years ago in parts of Kenya for at least half a million years, Leakey and colleagues report in a paper published in Thursday's journal Nature.

What does this mean? In the words of the researchers, It's the equivalent of finding that your grandmother and great-grandmother were sisters rather than mother-daughter, said study co-author Fred Spoor, a professor of evolutionary anatomy at the University College in London.

And so, what for the old classic theory of evolution? Of course the religion of evolution is not willing to abandon their belief systems just yet. A religion!? you may ask, isn't evolution science? In his book Darwin on Trial, Phillip E. Johnson quotes Stephen Jay Gould's quotations of Teilhard's "inspiring vision" this way:

Is evolution a theory, a system, or a hypothesis? it is much more--it is a general postulate to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must henceforth blow and which they must satisfy in order to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light which illuminates all facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow--this is what evolution is.

So, based on that definition, I assert whole-heartedly that for man, evolution is not merely a scientific theory, but is the "god" to which the universe must bow. Of course, if my God were proven futile, I might look elsewhere for the true God, but fear not, the church of evoltionary science is different. As the AP report cites, Overall what it paints for human evolution is a "chaotic kind of looking evolutionary tree rather than this heroic march that you see with the cartoons of an early ancestor evolving into some intermediate and eventually unto us.

All the changes to human evolutionary thought should not be considered a weakness in the theory of evolution, Kimbel said. Rather, those are the predictable results of getting more evidence, asking smarter questions and forming better theories, he said.

But, hey, don't take my word for it for yourself here and form your own opinion.

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