On a recent visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, I was interested to see that the first elephant was allegedly a creature the size of a pig. The display says, “The first elephants lived about 40 million years ago. They didn’t have tusks or trunks. About the size of a pig, they lived in the swamps of what is now Africa. ... As elephants evolved into larger and larger animals, their heads got heavier and farther from the ground. They developed long noses, or trunks, so they could still reach food.” They publish nonsense like this at a world-class fossil museum with a straight face, yet they have the audacity to mock the Bible believer’s faith as “blind”! The displays of the supposed “missing links” (e.g., dinosaur to bird) at the Royal Tyrrell omit any scientific evidence that evolution actually occurred. Everything is assumed and nothing is proven. Charles Darwin described no creative mechanism that could account for such a fantastic “evolution” as that from one type of creature to another. “Natural selection” is selective and not creative and it adds no new genetic information. An elephant trunk or a bird’s flying wing are fantastically complex organs, and they have to be programmed at the genetic level in the DNA of the creature in the living cell, which is more complex than a modern city. Darwin wrote “On the Origin of the Species,” but it is grossly misnamed, because the book deals only with varieties within kinds of creatures (such as varieties of pigeons), not how the kinds came into existence.
(Friday Church News Notes, May 25, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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