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Species diversity refutes the theory of evolution

Out On A Limb
Ross L. Talbott
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

I enjoy the History Channel on TV. They recently did a wonderful documentary on the animals, plants, reptiles and other creatures indigenous to Madagascar.

There are many amazing creatures, such as a chameleon lizard that can change itself to the color of whatever it is perched on. Its eyes rotate separately and its tongue is as long as its body.

Another amazing thing was a fruit tree that bears seeds that cannot germinate unless they pass through the digestive system of a shaggy wolf creature that eats the fruit. This creature then defecates on a dirt mound, where the fruit seeds can get a start.

Those are only two examples of the creatures documented by an incredibly skillful team.

The moderator, however, had me chuckling every time he used the term, “the miracle of evolution.” Somehow, I always understood that the concept of evolution was the proof that there are no miracles.

Evolution presupposes that somehow some accidentally formed primordial soup came alive and over time, spawned the millions and millions of animals, insects, birds, reptiles, fish and plants – not to mention all sorts of bacteria, viruses and pathogens.

It’s a little hard for me to conceive that a redwood tree and a Madagascar chameleon came from the same soup.

Another problem with evolution is time. Scientists using the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and other technology have now determined the point origin of the universe. This is commonly called the Big Bang.

Based on the direction of travel of heavenly bodies, the temperature drop, light travel and a bunch of brain-smoking discoveries, they have determined that the universe had a point origin extremely hot and of incredible speed.

All of these calculations now place the age of the universe at 13 billion to 20 billion years. When you compare that time against the $14 trillion-plus of the U.S. debt, it is comparatively a short time.

Factoring in these new discoveries, along with geological evidence such as the Cambrian Explosion, the idea of evolution becomes increasingly non-workable.

Science is also beginning to understand that oil is not a “fossil fuel” and there is some process deep within our planet that is producing it. That understanding destroys the leverage politicians use to scare us into the idea that we are running out of oil.

Another great eye opener is to read the “Cell’s Design” by Fazale Rana. Understanding the cell’s incredible complexity deeply challenges any idea that it is the result of spontaneous generation.

In ancient past, the leaders so fervently embraced the idea of a flat Earth that they killed anyone who disagreed.

Do you realize that evolution was a foundational belief of Hitler that led to World War II and the deaths of many millions of people? The concept of a master race that was the pinnacle of evolution somehow justified the slaughter of everyone not of Aryan descent.

There are Arab countries now that are beating the war drums and teaching their children that Jews are equal to pigs and monkeys. The rest of us are also somehow sub-human and must be conquered and/or killed.

The concept of evolution is an effort to demonstrate that there is no God. That being the case, there are no eternal consequences. Evil is just what the government says it is.

One final thought: Look around in your home or office and point out one thing that did not come into existence without a purpose and a creator. The paper on which I’m writing, the pen and everything else around me had a purpose and a creator.

Then step outside and consider this incredible universe and wonderfully complex nature and tell me it was by chance.

“Out On A Limb” appears on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Ross L. Talbott lives in New Castle, where he is a business owner.

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