What evidence proves that all life has evolved?
Ask anyone what evidence proves that all life evolved from simple forms, and they will often point to the fossil record.
Evolution scientists have relied for decades on the fact that there are millions of fossils all over the world to support their claim that life has evolved from a single microbe into the full complex array of marine animals, plants, insects, amphibians, reptiles, dinosaurs, birds, marsupials, and mammals that have ever inhabited the earth.
The very existence of fossils equates evolution, according to adherents.
But what do the fossils actually reflect, even according to evolutionists themselves?
The clear evidence of the fossil record:
- Represents stasis (stable, unchanging life forms)
- Sudden appearance of species, fully formed, without precursor
- Great gaps between species in form and location
- Contradictory evidence (supposed “related” species out of order, in the “wrong” time period, or physically impossible . . .)
- Unpredictable evidence (evolution/preservation scenario predictions not reflected)
These problems are common and unsolvable.
Within academia, scientists ardently debate over fossil:
- Time placement
- “Transitional” status
THEREFORE: the interpretation that fossils demonstrate evolution is not founded on settled facts.
Darwin himself treated his theory with more honesty than we do today, after 150 years of proclaiming its scientific superiority:
Chapter 10, “The Imperfection of the Geological Record” in Darwin’s book Origin of the Species:
“But just in the proportion as this process of extermination has acted on an enormous scale, so must the number of intermediate varieties, which have formerly existed, be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely-graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and serious objection which can be urged against the theory.”
Darwin “On the Absence of Numerous Intermediate Varieties in any Single Formation”:
“. . .the absence of innumerable transitional links between the species which lived at the commencement and close of each formation, pressed hardly on my theory.”
Darwin conceded in “The Summary of preceding and present Chapters”:
“He who rejects this view of the imperfection of the geological record, will rightly reject the whole theory.”
Darwin poignantly points out in chapter 10 in “On the Sudden Appearance of Whole Groups of Allied Species”:
“. . . negative evidence is worthless.”
Scientists recognize that little has changed in their discoveries to fill in the gaps of this record. They simply fill the gaps with theories, and declare evolution as settled scientifically.
Here is how evolutionists generally view the fossil record:
The fossils record the evolutionary history of life as it progresses from a single cell toward today’s diversity. They have created a time scheme for how long these stages would take, and in what order, called the Geologic Column. They then place fossils in the geologic era that corresponds to the assumed evolutionary timeline (such as Cambrian, , Permian, Jurassic, Cretaceous. . .)
This column is artificial, and appears nowhere on earth. In fact
In addition to a complete lack of transitional evidence, here are some extraordinary problems with the fossil record:
- Polystratic fossils: fossils that cross multiple strata in the “geologic column”: A fossil like a tree or a large animal that has been preserved across many layers of strata deemed by evolutionists to be millions of years in deposition. No tree or dead animal can survive the elements upright for hundreds of thousands to millions of years waiting for its other half to be buried in sediments.
- “Misplaced fossils”: a specimen that belongs in another geologic era—particularly an early appearance. These are common and innumerable. If evolution is true, there should be no occurrence of a fossil appearing hundreds of thousands to millions of years before it evolved. Each of these completely discredits the hypothesis. When fossils appear BEFORE they “evolved,” scientists use a variety of methods to question the find, or explain it, or simply ignore it.
- Catastrophic fossils: While all fossils demonstrate catastrophe, there are some finds so extraordinary, one wonders how evolutionists avoid their implications. These massive graveyards, preserving hundreds of species, including enormous dinosaurs, are encased in enormous loads of sediments, clearly deposited in a single incident. This is what dinosaur national monument demonstrates, but the record of these clearly catastrophic events is inexplicable under the slow, steady processes of uniformitarianism.
Here are some more unusual ones, discovered by researchers such as Carl Baugh in Glen Rose Texas who have their own Creation Evidence Museum displaying these fossils (creationevidence.org):
- A human footprint found in strata otherwise dated by evolutionists in the “Permian” era—before dinosaurs
- Human Footprint crossed by a dinosaur footprint
- A Hammer & Handle found in strata otherwise placed by evolutionists in the Lower Cretaceous—2 geologic eras early
There has also been extensive controversy within the evolutionary community over the date of a trail of human footprints in volcanic ash in Laetoli, Tanzania.
Evolution scientists have dated the Ash that these footprints were laid in at 3.5-4 million years old, but many concede that the footprints display walking in the normal human manner. There is no evidence that these side-by-side tracks have been left by an ape of any form—no knuckle-walking prints, turned feet, or off-set great toe are visible, but the prints show human arches and gait. More problematic is that these prints have been attributed to evolution’s darling Lucy (Australopithecus aferensis) because this was the only possible “hominoid” that dated so early. However, paleo-anthropologists have since quietly debated whether this ape is even a viable candidate for human ancestry, because of her undeniably apelike skeletal features.
In spite of this internal debate, evolutionists continue to credit these bipedal footprints to the apes that most serious anthropologists consider incapable of walking upright in the human manner, but rather in the ape manner, and only temporarily. They collectively maintain this fiction because these footprints sit in an ash matrix that has already been dated millions of years too old for any possible homo candidate.
There are thousands more examples of misplaced fossils detrimental to the evolution timeline because they are found, encased in undisturbed sediments of an impossibly early era. Moreover, the overwhelming occurrence of clear catastrophic evidence contradicts both the evolutionist’s predicted method of burial, and the timeline of hundreds of millions of years.
A last example is Archaeopteryx. This is a fully formed bird, which has been placed by evolutionists a full geologic era (in the Jurassic) BEFORE the dinosaurs it supposedly evolved from even appeared ( in the Cretaceous). Based of the convoluted constraints of their own timeline, they are forced to date these numerous Archaeopteryx finds “millions” of years earlier than its proposed ancestors. Evolutionists don’t seem deterred by this inverted–impossible–evidence.
So what do the millions of fossils encased all over the surface of the planet reveal?
They are clear evidence for a catastrophic flood. Think about HOW a fossil is created:
Fossils are ONLY made when a specimen is quickly covered by water-borne sediments. This is an extraordinary event. Very few fossils are created today, and always through extraordinary, or catastrophic events
Ordinarily, if something dies and is exposed to the environment, it will break down, fall apart, get dissembled, and generally will never be preserved.
Fossilization occurs when a specimen is quickly encased in waterborne sediments. This encasement stops the natural decomposition process, protects against predation, seals out oxygen, gradually squeezes out the water through the pressure of the sediments, then infuses the specimen with minerals.
In spite of the rare and catastrophic nature of fossilization, every continent is covered with tremendous fossil-bearing sediments up to a few miles thick. Every mountain, valley and cliff, from the Dead Sea’s Great Rift Valley, to the top of Mt. Everest, from the Gobi Desert, to Antarctica—every continent and nearly every surface is encased with fossils from water-borne sediments.
And not only do we find massive graveyards of encased fossils, but we find land animals preserved with marine species. Enormous dinosaur graveyards are found encased in sediments embedded with clams, whales found in the same strata as mammoths, mammals encased with fish—all manner of species, and many non-marine species are commonly found encased in these inexplicable watery graves.
As an example, one of many remarkable sites around the world, Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada has uncovered at least 36 different dinosaur species, 250 of which were completely articulated skeletons (preserved whole). This again establishes that a catastrophic, and tremendously voluminous, rapid burial event occurred.
This 28 square-mile park represents only a small portion of the over 400 foot thick sediment deposits, which has revealed 300 different fossil species of plants and animals encased in this “late Cretaceous” site. In addition to the dinosaurs, the list includes 84 species of fish, frogs salamanders, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, pterosaurs, and—yes, incredibly—mammals and birds.
Wherever you see packed or lithified sediments, there is a great chance you’ll see fossils. Look around wherever you go. Almost everything is covered by sediments. Notice the cliffs, hills, canyons. I find fossils in exposed local canyons. It’s all a testament to the Global Flood.
The fossil evidence does not logically demonstrate the theory of evolution because these world-wide graves are inexplicable.
In fact, if scientists were honestly looking to see if there was any evidence of a world-wide flood, these millions of uniquely preserved fossils, encased in miles of unblemished loads of sediments, on every continent, and even embedded in the mountains, would be exactly the kind of evidence expected.
The fossil record does not in fact preserve an evolutionary progress or order. Fossils are all mixed together—land species with marine species, dinos & marine life, dinos and mammals, Cambrian with cretaceous. The record of evolutionary progress is a fiction.
Logically, fossils—like any graveyard–are a record of what died, not what lived. This record unquestionably testifies of a unique worldwide cataclysmic event that quickly trapped all manner of life, great sizes and minute in massive graves of enormous extent. This phenomenon is impossible, and has never been witnessed, under the gradual, non-catastrophic, ongoing geological processes we witness today.
- The fossil record CONTRADICTS the evolution narrative
- All EXPECTED evidence FOR a Global Flood is present, lacking nothing
Without bias, the Fossil Record VALIDATES the Biblical Flood.
“And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. . . And behold, I Myself am bringing floodwaters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall go into the ark-you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female.” Genesis 6:13, 17-19
“And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died.” Genesis 7:19-22
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