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by Dave and Mary Jo Nutting

Evolution Is Based On Modern Myths

These articles strive to present the factual evidence supporting creation as the correct explanation for our existence. The misconception that evolution is science while creation is religion is propagated by a variety of "myths" surrounding the evidence for evolution.
Myth:Our universe is the result of the explosive expansion of the "Cosmic Egg" billions of years ago.
Reality:Explosions do not result in increased organization of matter. Has an explosion ever created ordered complexity?
Myth: The fossil record proves evolution.
Reality: There are no clear transitions between vastly different types of animals in either the living world or the fossil record. Any three objects can be lined up but this does not prove that one turned into the other.
Myth: Structural and biochemical similarities prove common ancestry.
Reality:Common ancestry is only one of two possible explanations for similarities. The lack of fossil transitions strongly refutes this belief. Purposeful design can explain the same features in a more direct way. In addition, totally different organism often display similar features.
Myth:The rock layers of the earth form the pages of earth's history showing millions of years of evolutionary progression.
Reality: The fossil record does not show a clear, "simple-to-complex" of life forms. Life is complex and well developed wherever it is found in the fossil record. Major groups of plants and animals appear suddenly in the fossil record, with nothing leading up to them. Most rock layers and the fossils they contain can be explained better by a worldwide flood and subsequent events.
Myth:Radiometric dating methods are "absolute." They are accurate and reliable.
Reality: Although radiometric dating methods seem to show a trend of great age, these methods depend upon numerous other assumptions. When used to date events of known age, such as lava flow in Hawaii or the Grand Canyon, they have been wrong by orders of magnitude. How can we be sure they are accurate for events of unknown age? Furthermore, the vast majority of dating method indicate a very young earth.
Myth:The human body contains many "vestigial organs" , leftovers from our evolutionary development.
Reality: Although at one time there were dozens of features of the human body listed as vestigial, the vast majority have been shown to have important functions. Even if a few parts have lost their original function that does not prove evolution. To demonstrate evolution, you need to show the development of completely new structures.
Myth: The fossil record for human evolution is complete and clear. All too often the propagandists for evolution present their story with statements such as, "Every knowing person believes that man descended from apes. Today there is no such thing as the theory of evolution, it is the fact of evolution." (Ernst Mayr)
Reality: The evidence for human evolution is fragmentary and reconstruction involves artistic license. Many competent scientists totally reject evolution. They acknowledge that it is not even a good scientific theory, much less a fact.
1. Alpha -Omega Institute is a non-profit education organization headed by Dave and Mary Jo Nutting. The Nuttings have MS degrees in mathematics, geology, and biology. This article is a condensation of their Dec. 93 "Think and Believe” newsletter, available by calling (303)245-5906.

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