Subject: Creation answers (e)
To: Cheryl Mullen
From: Laurie Appleton
Hi Cheryl, (Re: yours of 25-Jun-1996, "Creation Answers")
MW> a second away from eternity, whatever we think it is, we could die happier if our last discussions were more civil. <<<
A good point!
CM> I prefer to die free of blinders, and live without soporific mental pap.<<<
I agree with you there and that is why I find evolution such an unscientific metaphysical tragedy, where solid mature scientists point out that;
"To establish the continuity required by theory, historical arguments are invoked, even though historical evidence is lacking. Thus are engendered those fragile towers of hypotheses based on hypotheses, where fact and fiction intermingle in an inextricable confusion."
(New Challenging "Introduction" to the Origin of Species Everyman Library No. 811 (1956), Prof. W.R. Thompson, FRS. p. 5)
Fancy dying with a belief that is based on such fiction and wild conjectures - "fragile towers of hypotheses". In fact, fancy dying at all, if there is a rational hope for something better.
CM> Civility is always conditional upon not imposing one's own prejudices on others. <<
That is what is so tragic about imposing evolution on most students and the population via "education" and the media when Darwin admitted that;
"Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduate organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory."
(Charles Darwin, "On the imperfection of the geological record", Chapter X, The Origin of Species, J.M.Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1971, pp.292-293.)
"Well, we are now about 120 years after Darwin and the knowledge of the fossil record has been greatly expanded. We now have a quarter of a million fossil species but the situation hasn't changed much."
"The record of evolution is still surprising jerky and, ironically, we have even fewer examples of evolutionary transition than we had in Darwin's time. By this I mean that some of the classic cases of darwinian change in the fossil record, such as the evolution of the horse in North America, have had to be discarded or modified as a result of more detailed information --- what appeared to be a nice simple progression when relatively few data were available now appears to be much more complex and much less gradualistic."
"So Darwin's problem has not been alleviated in the last 120 years and we still have a record which does show change but one that can hardly be looked upon as the most reasonable consequence of natural selection. Also the major extinctions such as those of the dinosaurs and trilobites are still very puzzling."
(Dr David M.Raup (Curator of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago), Conflicts between Darwin and paleontlogy. Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, vol.50 (1), January 1979, p.25.)
What an appalling theory and philosophy to "die for", because even if it was correct, you wind up just as hoplessly dead anyway!
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