Fossils Do Not Say “We Evolved” – People Do
Scientists put words in the mouths of dead animals, as if they are dummies telling stories about their evolution.
When you watch a skilled puppeteer, you can almost suspend disbelief that the puppet is really talking with a personality all its own. But when the ventriloquist is done with his dummy and tosses it into the storage case for the next show, the illusion is over. Evolutionists are like that with fossils. Like Hamlet with Yorick’s skull, they pick up a fossil and put words into the mouths of long-dead animals. They go far beyond Hamlet’s act, though, because Hamlet knew Yorick. Evolutionists were not there when these animals died. They did not watch them originate. They did not witness their ancestry. Shouldn’t scientists stick to verifiable facts? Shouldn’t they follow the evidence where it leads, and not go beyond where it leads? Instead, they pick up a skull and move the dead animal’s jaws to mimic it saying, “Darwin Daddy!” Look at these examples of chicanery with dumb fossils.
World’s smallest fossil monkey found in Amazon jungle (Science Daily). Dead monkeys tell no tales, but Darwinians tell them about fossils. These Darwin worshipers from Duke U and from a Peruvian university picked up this monkey fossil from the Amazon jungle, and said, an “18-million-year-old creature discovered in Peru was no bigger than a hamster; helps fill a gap in the record of monkey evolution.” But it was pure monkey. It was small, to be sure, but so is the pygmy marmoset in Africa. It’s the complexity, not the size, that should determine questions of origins. The evolutionists forced this monkey into their timeline, held up its skull, and made its mouth move like it was saying, “I’m a missing link!”
In a paper published online July 23 in the Journal of Human Evolution, the team dubbed the animal Parvimico materdei, or “tiny monkey from the Mother of God River.”
Now stored in the permanent collections of the Institute of Paleontology at Peru’s National University of Piura, the find is important because it’s one of the few clues scientists have from a key missing chapter in monkey evolution.
Monkeys are thought to have arrived in South America from Africa some 40 million years ago, quickly diversifying into the 150-plus New World species we know today, most of which inhabit the Amazon rainforest. Yet exactly how that process unfolded is a bit of a mystery, in large part because of a gap in the monkey fossil record between 13 and 31 million years ago with only a few fragments.
In that gap lies Parvimico. The new fossil dates back 17 to 19 million years, which puts it “smack dab in the time and place when we would have expected diversification to have occurred in the New World monkeys,” Kay said.
“Thought to have arrived” by whom? “When we would have expected diversification” – who’s “we,” paleface? (see Tontology in the Darwin Dictionary.) Regarding New World monkeys, have you been told about the rafting hypothesis, where evolutionists drafted monkeys into Darwin’s Navy? That was necessary to keep their theory afloat, because they needed New World monkeys to have had a common ancestor in Africa, and there was no way to get them across the ocean (see 27 April 2015).
A voracious Cambrian predator, Cambroraster, is a new species from the Burgess Shale (Phys.org). The Cambrian Explosion remains a huge embarrassment to Neo-Darwinians, as it was to Darwin himself. You wouldn’t know that from this write-up of a new kind of animal found at the Marble Canyon fossil site near the famed Burgess Shale in Canada. Cambroraster just shows up in the rocks, fully formed, without any evolutionary predecessors. It had claws, a large shield called a carapace, and a tooth-lined circular mouth. The Darwin ventriloquist champions evolution for all the non-evolutionary evidence, requiring the Stuff Happens Law to have happened really fast:
Fossils from the Cambrian period, particularly from sites like the Burgess Shale, record a dramatic “explosion” of biodiversity at this time, culminating in the evolution of most of the major groups of animals that survive today. But, the story has far more intricacy than a straight line leading from simple ancestors to the vast diversity of modern species. “Far from being primitive, radiodonts show us that at the very outset of complex ecosystems on Earth, early representatives of the arthropod lineage rapidly radiated to play a wide array of ecological roles,” remarked Moysiuk.
Jurassic fossil shows how early mammals could swallow like their modern descendants (Science Daily). One can examine a fossil and learn about its anatomy and physiology, just as one could examine ventriloquist dummy and determine what expressions it could make. A shrew-like animal named Microdonton [little teeth] described by evolutionists at the University of Chicago had a hyoid bone, which is interesting, because that indicates it probably could swallow – a complex process in mammals. This “pristine, beautiful fossil” is silent, though, on where it got its hyoid bone. With the confidence of a showman, Zhe-Xi Luo, senior author of a “study” picks it up and tells us what it is really saying:
“Now we are able for the first time to address how the crucial function for swallowing evolved among early mammals from the fossil record,” Luo said. “The tiny hyoids of Microdocodon are a big milestone for interpreting the evolution of mammalian feeding function.”
But there was no evolution evident in the fossil. The paper in Science does not call Microdonton a transitional form, but an animal with a mosaic of features – including a fully-modern-looking hyoid bone. “The structure is complex and saddle shaped, like that seen in modern mammals, suggesting that a muscularized throat was present before the development of mammals.” So where is the evolution? Luo and his DODOs just made it up. It’s Darwin’s version of the taming of the shrew.
It is likely that the mammal-like hyoid structure evolved with the first appearance of complex mastication in early divergent mammaliaforms. We hypothesize that this system evolved no later than the common ancestor of docodontans and crown Mammalia (Fig. 3).
The animal could not only chew its food, but the young could also suckle, “a trait that is unique to mammals,” the paper says. What is required for that? “Suckling requires the presence of stability and motion in the throat, both of which require a complex hyoid apparatus.” In other words, this animal already had a complex hyoid, like modern mammals. It was not evolving its hyoid.
Well, imagine that! The “first appearance of complex mastication” – how did that come about? Complex mastication takes a lot of moving parts! Evolutionists don’t think, but react by habit: ‘It’s there, so it must have evolved! Chew on that for a minute, and fantasize about their credulity and blind faith in the miracle-working power of the Stuff Happens Law.