Did Fish Evolve Hands?
June 30, 2020
Wishful thinking from a one-track mind leads evolutionists to draw more imagination than demonstration in the latest tetrapod-ancestor fossil.
Previous Tetrapod Ancestors Fell Flat, Too
May 12, 2020
Fame and Fortune (cont.): What constitutes a sister taxon to tetrapods? By Margaret Helder, PhD (continued from yesterday) Ever since Prof. Edward Drinker Cope identified a lobe finned fish called Eusthenopteron from Miguasha in Quebec, as a promising ancestor of four footed animals, the question arose as to what features in a fish would […]
Latest Tetrapod Ancestor Can’t Stand Up
May 11, 2020
In a two-part entry, Dr Margaret Helder examines the latest candidate fossil for ancestor to all land vertebrates.
Incredible Fish that Defy Evolution
June 12, 2018
The variety of shapes, colors and ecological niches of fishes prove too much for chance mutations and unguided processes to handle.
The Evolution of the Darwin Fish
February 17, 2018
The Darwin Fish scientific method: Draw a fish. Draw legs on it to mock Christians who use it as a symbol. Then furiously hunt for evidence that a fish with feet existed.
Whale of a Tail Tale
May 24, 2017
Armed with a license for just-so storytelling, evolutionists can explain anything – even opposites.
Darwin Follies and Fallacies, Part One
March 28, 2017
You can't say something "evolved to" do something useful. That's a profound misunderstanding of Darwinism. Evolutionists keep saying it anyway.
Darwin Fish Lacks Tetrapod Legs
September 9, 2016
You can see a transition between a fish and a land creature in fossils and genes only if you have a vivid imagination.
Just-So Stories for the Birds
May 4, 2016
Any evidence can be forced into an evolutionary story if your imagination is strong enough.
Surprising Animals Old and New
June 19, 2015
Moving creatures, whether extant or extinct, never cease to hold fascination for human observers.
Fossil Facts and Fantasies
March 25, 2014
The stories told about some fossils raise more questions than answers, even with top Darwin spin doctors in the operating room.
Tiktaalik Is Back, This Time With a Hip Twist
January 14, 2014
Discoverer of a putative ancestor of tetrapods thinks it came with rear-wheel drive.
The Rapture and Bosh of Glittering Generalities
January 16, 2013
Grand scenarios of cosmic evolution sound angelic, but the devil is in the details. Neil Shubin needs to get real.
Darwinian Explanations: Show or Snow?
January 10, 2012
We all know the proverbial “snow job.” That’s putting on an entertaining song and dance without doing the assignment. A college sophomore (wise fool) writes a 15-page term paper full of jargon that, on closer inspection, didn’t follow directions or didn’t answer the question – it reveals ignorance of the subject. A job applicant makes an impression with humor or appearance without demonstrating ability to do the work. A junior makes up a fanciful story to cover up why he didn’t mow the lawn. Scientists are supposed to explain things based on observation and testable hypotheses. If Darwinians really believe that an unguided, impersonal, purposeless mechanism led to the diversity of life on Earth, they need to show the evidence. Here are a few recent examples of evolutionary explanations. Check whether they “show” evolution, or distract attention with a “snow” job.
Hopping Fish and Other Darwin Mysteries
December 12, 2011
The chieftans of evolutionary theory insist that their doctrines have come a long way since Darwin. Discoveries in molecular biology, population genetics, biogeography, paleontology have left the Victorian concepts of evolution outdated and antiquated, they would say. Yet a look at the evolutionary literature shows otherwise. Simplistic just-so stories, Darwinian phrases like “survival of the fittest” and “missing link,” iconic fossils, and antiquated principles continue to be the rule, as the following articles illustrate.