QUOTE (HighOnMako @ Jul 25 2004, 08:15 AM)
You were probably educated on Darwin’s theory in your local public school or college. I would like to take this time to quickly review some basic principles of the theory of evolution. Darwin’s theory is a widely accepted theory that tells us that all life descends from a common ancestor. Creatures evolve from more simplistic ancestors naturally over time, due to natural selection. As random genetic mutations occur within an organism’s DNA, the beneficial mutations are preserved and passed on to the next generation. The inferior members of the species will die eventually while the ones that can adapt will survive and pass on their genetic information.
Well, that’s great, Darwin. But this theory was generated in the 1800’s with no knowledge of microbiology, where everyone thought the cell was a simple blob of protoplasm. So why do so many people still believe in it? Well, in government we learn about the establishment clause. The United States cannot establish a national religion because we believe in the separation of church and state. Whatever is taught in public education facilities cannot be related to any specific religion. So what do we end up with? The schools brainwashing your children to believe that everyone believes in a ridiculous theory that suggests that we are related to cactuses.
The first big problem I have with this theory is that we have not found a SINGLE transitional species linking two organisms together. Darwin’s theory suggests that evolution takes time and many generations to form a new species. If that were true, you would expect many transitional animals linking two species together, wouldn’t you? For example, if dinosaurs really did evolve into birds, you would see fossils of creatures that are half dinosaurs and half birds. There hasn’t been a single example of a transitional species that would prove a transformation of even one different type of organism to another.
Back in 1999 when the picture of a fossil creature that resembled a bird and a dinosaur was published, National Geographic praised it as dead evidence supporting Darwinism as the FIRST transitional creature discovered. It was supposed to be the missing link between dinosaurs and birds. As it turns out, a Chinese farmer attached a dinosaur tail to a bird fossil. I quote Nancy Pearcey from the Access Research Network Journal regarding the fossil discovery, “Chinese farmers have grown adept at gluing fossils together in ways that increase their black market value, which is what happened in this case.” The missing link was forged by glue, not by evolution, says Jeff Hecht of New Scientist. National Geographic has reached an all-time low for engaging in sensationalistic, unsubstantiated, tabloid journalism, says Storrs Olson from the Smithsonian Institute. What do we gather from all this? Do not believe all that you read in the papers. People will go to extreme measures just to prove a point they blindly believe in.
It is also impossible that life has come this far just by chance. Dr. Colin Patterson, Senior Paleontologist at the British Museum, quotes, “No one has ever produced a species by the mechanisms of evolution or natural selection. No one has ever gotten near it.” The set of genetic instructions (amino acids) for humans is roughly three billion letters long (3,000,000,000), and we have fewer chromosomes than chickens do. What evolved with us, and whatever killed them off, how come it didn’t kill us off?
To suppose that the first cell originated by chance is like believing that a tornado could sweep through a junkyard filled with airline parts and form a Boeing 747, says Sir Fred Hoyle, Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics at Oxford University. There is no possible way that evolution could explain the approximate 6 million species that thrive today. Some components of our cells could not have come to existence because back then; it wouldn’t have been advantageous for us in the first place.
Some scientists, who have come to the same conclusion, hesitating to mention God in their analysis reports, have claimed that the first cells were brought to Earth by Alien spaceships. Having been presented the choice of believing in God or E.T., I choose God.
Textbooks claim that the Earth is approximately 4.5 billion years old. We are taught about tectonic plates, and predicting time gaps by the use of fossils and ancient rocks. We are also educated on the techniques the scientists use to measure how old things are. The first method is carbon 14 dating. Carbon 14 dating, presuming the rate of production of carbon-14 to be constant, the activity of a sample can be directly compared to the equilibrium activity of living matter and the age can theoretically be calculated. However, carbon 14 dating only works when the rate of decay of matter remains constant. Carbon 14 is thought to decay with a halflife of about 5730 years by the emission of an electron of energy 0.016 MeV. This changes the atomic number of the nucleus to 7, producing a nucleus of nitrogen-14. At equilibrium with the atmosphere, a gram of carbon shows an activity of about 15 decays per minute. I quote from Dr. Frederick Jueneman, “The age of our globe is presently thought to be some 4.5 billion years, based on radio-decay rates of uranium and thorium. There has been, in recent years, the horrible realization that radio-decay rates are not as constant as previous thought, nor are they immune to environmental influences and this could mean that the atomic clocks were reset during some global disaster, and that the events which brought Mesozoic Age to a close may not be 65 million years ago, but rather within the age and memory of man.”
Evidence was also presented at a 1994 conference implying that the tectonic plates that cover the Earth might once have moved thousands of times faster than they do today, which would mean that our Earth is actually very young, according to Newsweek. The Earth is actually a very young planet.
The reason that the Earth has to be 4.5 billion years in the first place is because the evolutionary theory wouldn’t work unless the planet was that old to begin with. Let’s say that the Earth was really 4.5 billion years old. It’s still not long enough for evolution to bring us to this point.
I end with this quote by Darwin himself. “To suppose that the eye with its ability to adjust its focus, emit different amounts of light, and correct for chromatic aberrations, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
Evolution is correct only to a certain degree. Species adapt, but small mutations will not accumulate to create new species. Dogs make dogs, and cats make cats. Dogs do not make cats, tomatoes, cactuses, or fruits. Just like how apes do not make human, and how dinosaurs do not make birds.
oh..........great, i just gotta do a project on it too, o well, guess not now