If this were in the movie, Forest Gump, the opening line would have been, “Human Evolution Theory Proven Wrong, Again…” That might rile quite a few folks intent on preaching the Theory of Evolution as if it were factually founded; but those folks never bother with facts anyway, a strong feeling is good enough to run full out towards their intended goal.
I read an article which indicated that two different sets of skeletal remains found in Kenya, one which had been presumed as a direct ancestor from the other, had been living side by side for half a million years; making it more than unlikely that the one sprang from the other.
The article is more than gracious in backing off from the original “old theory” once it had been proven that the new evidence blasted the non existent evidence, which had been taught as fact, blasted it completely into oblivion. You might recall sitting in class with a text book which had laid out pictorially a steady improvement of our species, a cartoon version most school children have been spoon fed as factually accurate, one which implied that on the one side of the Human Evolutionary Chain was the ape like figure with his extended arms scrapping the ground, followed by various improved and more upright figures with sloped heads and then the magical transformation into the modern man.
“They have some still-undiscovered common ancestor that probably lived 2 million to 3 million years ago, a time that has not left much fossil record, Spoor.”
“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," Spoor said in a phone interview from a field office of the Koobi Fora Research Project in northern Kenya”
“That old evolutionary cartoon, while popular with the general public, keeps getting proven wrong and too simple, said Bill Kimbel, who praised the latest findings”
I loved that line in the article, the one where they jump right back on the dead horse theory of Human Evolution, a grasping for straws that may or may not be attainable, “They have some still-undiscovered common ancestor that probably lived 2 million to 3 million years ago, a time that has not left much fossil record, Spoor.”
Try to cover this the same way a trial lawyer would as if in the sacred confines of a court room, a place where presumption is a dangerous condition which must be substantiated with facts, and more importantly, the damage done when previously entered testimony is shown to be in error. When a witness is impeached, his value as a witness isn’t simply invalidated; his testimony undermines any ground previously counted as gained. The idea of proving the issue “beyond a reasonable doubt” is reserved for criminal proceedings; but what about civil findings where a mere “preponderance of the evidence” is required?
Now take the hodge podge of information presented as the Human Evolution Theory, that which many would have us ingest as the Human Evolution Story. Show the world court some facts, empirically solid evidence related to the issue that has survived; add to that the numerous times the “scientific community" has shuffled their feet as old information which had been presented as factual has been discarded when proven wrong; where is the case for defending a hole ridden theory, one which even the top scientists call “chaotic”?
If I were one of those Creationist Nut Jobs, I believe that’s the current logo for Christians who believe the Bible’s explanation that God placed man upon the Earth, I’d be laughing at the mud hole the evolutionists are falling into, holding on with great hope that a small piece of rope tied to a tree, the length of which is far too short and the only means of getting out of the mud hole are if all the supposed links to our evolutionary human tree, all the imagined beings from gorilla to Kenya man with all the variations of purported existence were linked arm to arm. I hope these guys know how to dog paddle.
God, sometimes referred to as Intelligent Design (ID) by folks unwilling to give Him credit where credit is due, created our Earth and all the creatures of the Earth for a reason; of this I have no doubt. More Specifically, God Created man in his image, there being a reason why we are His heirs, that we enjoy the blessings intended for His children. The fact that some creatures are able to adapt in order to survive does not create a problem for my faith based set of beliefs; but then again I’m not attempting to teach my beliefs as facts to children in schools all across the nation. I’m satisfied with knowing some facts are outside the scientific community’s ability to either prove or disprove.