Evolutionists Fudge Evidence to Glorify Darwin
The flimsiest evidence gets co-opted for
use in daily celebrations of King Charley
Let’s put it bluntly: evolutionists stretch evidence past the breaking point. The following news items show how they bilk the public into faithful chants of “praise Darwin, the bringer of enlightenment” with the fallacy of extrapolation. Taken to extreme, here is how their marketing of Darwinism goes:
- A fossil we found has a chip mark on it.
- Conclusion: humans have bacteria ancestors.
- Praise be to Darwin!
In the following articles that claim to support Darwin’s Stuff Happens Law and Deep Time, take a close look at the actual evidence. Ask if the evolutionary conclusion is justified. Beware of Science Fudge; it isn’t what it looks like.
Never-before-seen ‘missing link’ dinosaur walks, drinks and socializes in stunning new animation (Live Science, 27 June 2023). In Patagonia, fossil hunters found the following: “teeth, vertebrae, skull bones, jaw fragments, limb bones and ribs” of a kind of duck-billed dinosaur (hadrosaur). Judging from the fragmentary bones, the site contained juveniles and adults of a fully capable hadrosaur species. So much for the evidence. But that was not enough for the Darwin storytellers: they had to make it into a missing link! They gave it a name: Gonkoken nanoi. Animators went to work making the creatures walk, drink and socialize. Evidence morphed into a glorious panorama of emergence, evolution and global migration covering millions of years. What’s the matter? Don’t you have any imagination? Turn up your perhapsimaybecouldness dial, and enjoy the show!
The team believes that G. nanoi represents an “evolutionary link” between older and younger hadrosaur species. But the researchers do not think that G. nanoi was an ancestor to the other hadrosaurs in the Southern Hemisphere. Instead, they believe the newfound species lived alongside its more advanced counterparts.
The researchers propose that G. nanoi — or its ancestors — emerged in the Northern Hemisphere alongside other primitive hadrosaurs, then migrated south, possibly via a land bridge, before the more advanced forms emerged in the Northern Hemisphere. Later, the more advanced hadrosaur groups followed suit and moved south to join G. nanoi.
Don’t you see? The “primitive” dinosaur lived alongside more “advanced” dinosaurs; it was not ancestral to them, but it was a missing link proving evolution. That makes perfect sense! Let go of your rigid demands for epistemic integrity and enjoy the Darwin circus! The ushers will hold your brain for you while you watch.
Ancient katydid fossil reveals muscles, digestive tract, glands and a testicle (University of Illinois, 26 June 2023). A katydid fossil in Colorado contained exquisite remains of numerous soft tissue impressions. It looks just like modern katydids. Oh, but that will not do. We must place it far back in time—say 50 million years—and make it evolve!
“Obviously, having a fossil species of a modern genus is really significant because it confirms the antiquity of this lineage,” Heads said. “Now we know that about 50 million years ago, this genus had already evolved and already had a morphology that mimics the grass in which it lives and hides from predators.”
The find will help scientists understand how this group of insects evolved and when they developed their unique physical structure, he said.
Never forget: Uncle Charley saved us by promising us “understanding” if we would just keep trusting his apostles.
Did our human ancestors eat each other? Carved-up bone offers clues (Nature, 26 June 2023). Based on a few scratch marks on a bone, some evolutionists are claiming that our ancestors were cannibals. The artwork of Homo erectus lends an air of credibility to the story; he looks hungry for a leg of man. The Smithsonian goes even further with the made-for-TV drama: “Humans’ Evolutionary Relatives Butchered One Another 1.45 Million Years Ago.” Below the fold, after most readers have moved on, one gets the first hint of doubt:
By themselves, the cut marks do not prove that the human relative who inflicted them also made a meal out of the leg, but Pobiner said this seems to be the most likely scenario.
The Darwin in the tale / The Darwin in the tale / Hi-ho scenario, the Darwin in the tale.
UNF professor & team discover ancient marine reptile fossil, publish ground-breaking evolutionary insight (University of North Florida, 26 June 2023). Evolution is the magic word to the Darwin Party. Any complex system can be explained by just saying, “it evolved.” Arrange fossils into an arbitrary sequence of primitive to advanced, and presto! An evolutionary scenario is born. But is smaller more primitive?
The oldest mosasaurs are small, about 3 feet long, but they evolved into gigantic lizard-like marine predators that dominated the oceans during the latter part of the dinosaur age. Their land-dwelling ancestors were similar to the modern Komodo Dragon, but through time their aquatic cousins evolved streamlined bodies, paddle-like fins, and tails that propelled them through the water. Early forms were more lizard-like in appearance and retained relatively primitive tails and limbs, but Sarabosaurus possessed one important difference, a new way to circulate blood into its brain.
“Sarabosaurus sheds light on long-standing questions regarding the relationship of some early branching mosasaurid species, but also provides new insights into the evolution and antiquity of a novel cranial blood supply seen in a particular group of mosasaurs,” said Dr. Michael J. Polcyn of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, and Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
Judging from the artwork, the creature was a complete mosasaur, fully adapted to aquatic life. Can anyone judge accurately its circulatory system from bones? Do streamlined bodies, paddle-like fins, and new ways to circulate blood to the brain just appear by chance? What kind of science explains a complex system by saying, “it evolved”?
How the Evolution of Tooth Enamel Tissue Unfolded (University of Zurich, 26 June 2023). These guys just love the e-word evolution. Even though tooth enamel is a complex tissue that defies evolution, repetition of the word tries to sway the gullible reader to the Dark Side.
- the evolution of tooth morphology
- Studies of mammalian evolution often rely on the analyses of teeth
- speciation events that occurred over 200 million years of evolution
- These evolutionary adaptations, which are linked to genetic modifications, have contributed to the extensive diversification of cell types in animals
- the key gene network that is responsible for changes in tooth shape and enamel composition during evolution
- The Notch pathway is an ancient, evolutionary conserved signaling mechanism that controls cell-fate decisions and proper morphogenesis of most organs, including teeth
- The evolution of teeth depends on Notch signaling
- Deregulation of the Notch pathway reverted the evolutionary cascade, thus generating less complex dental structures
- the study sheds new light on the Notch pathway as one of the crucial components for dental shape and enamel variations in evolution
- “We hypothesize that the evolution of teeth depends on Notch signaling for the generation of new dental cell types
- could represent a general mechanism underlying the evolution of specialized cell types in mammals
- specific dental cell types that were acquired during evolution
- Notch Signaling Pathway in Tooth Shape Variations throughout Evolution
Got that? Never forget it. Repeat after me: evolutionary evolution evolves; evolutionary evolution evolves; evolutionary evolution evolves….
The gig is up, Darwin Party. We’re on to your schemes.
Proverbs 21:30 — “No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord.”