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New Fossils May Redraw Human Ancestry

by NYT, Nicholas Wade, 9/08/11

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Recently, Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the Tupelo, MS based (Anti-Science, Anti-Gay, Anti-Liberal, Anti-Muslim, Anti-Secular …) American Family Association, authored an internet article entitled “Defeating Darwin In Four Steps… Even A Caveman Could Do It.”

According to Fischer’s article, written in his/ AFA’s defense of Presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s anti-evolution stance, there are four major areas of Evolution Science to be considered in-defensible:

The question [Fischer says] remains: “is Gov. Perry right?”

Continuing, Fischer explains: “What follows is a straightforward, four-step refutation of the theory of evolution. The steps are easy to remember, and make a nice little cadence when spoken with a little rhythm: First Law, Second Law, Fossils and Genes. Armed with this truth, go forth and conquer.”

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Transitional Fossils/Fischer: “ Realize that the fossil record is the only tangible, physical evidence for the theory of evolution that exists. The fossil record is it. There is absolutely nothing else Darwinians have they can show you.”

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But if Darwin’s theory is correct, that increasingly complex life forms developed in tiny little incremental and transitional steps, then the fossil record should by littered with an enormous number of transitional fossils.

Darwin himself said, “The number of intermediate and transitional links must have been inconceivably great.”

“But, sadly for Darwinians, after 150 years of digging in dirt all around the world, there are still no transitional fossils at all, not one!” …

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“What the fossil record teaches us, in contrast to the theory of evolution, is that increasingly complex life forms appear fully formed in the fossil record, just as if they were put there by a Creator. This is especially true of what is called the “Pre-Cambrian Explosion,” the vast, overwhelming, and quite sudden appearance of complex life forms at the dawn of time.

“Evolutionists are at a total loss to explain the Pre-Cambrian Explosion.”

[Yet another Fischer misrepresentation of the scientific facts concerning the Cambrian Explosion …]

“The biblical record indicates quite clearly that all things, including increasingly complex life forms, came fully formed from the hand of God.”

“Thus the fossil record is a powerful argument for the existence of a Creator or Intelligent Designer while at the same time being fatal for the theory of evolution.”

“Creation Science and Intelligent Design theory have an explanation for the fossil record; evolution does not.”

If the “biblical record indicates quite clearly that all things, including increasingly complex life forms, came from the Hand of God”, as Fischer claims, I conclude that it is imperative that Bible-inspired Creationist/Intelligent Designers and all others, including Bryan Fischer, in the field of non-science Christian Religion come together in a common effort to decide which one of the two Creation Stories, that appear in the Book of Genesis, to designate as valid and which one to designate invalidate since the two contradictory stories have nothing in- the- way of mutual content to be one and only one account of the Creation.(ie., Gen.1:1-2:3 No.1) (2:4-25 No. 2).

But, either way, both accounts of Biblical Creation are only Myths.

Read the complete article from Bryan Fischer here…

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New Fossils May Redraw Human Ancestry

Nicholas Wade, NYT, 9/8/11

Brian Fischer stated: “Creation Science and Intelligent Design theory have an explanation for the fossil record; evolution does not.”

That being the case, Mr. Fundie Fischer, I’m convinced you need to walk that one back and rethink the “fossils”associated with evolution as well as “Evolution Science”itself. The following (9/8/11) article from the NYT will explain the reason why:

“An apelike creature with human features, whose fossil bones were discovered recently in a South African cave, is being greeted by paleoanthropologists as a likely watershed in the understanding of human evolution.”

“The discoverer of the fossils, Lee Berger of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, says the new species, known as Australopithecus sediba, is the most plausible known ancestor of archaic and modern humans. Several other paleoanthropologists, while disagreeing with that interpretation, say the fossils are of great importance anyway, because they elucidate the mix-and-match process by which human evolution was shaped.”

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“In the articles in Science, Dr. Berger’s team describes novel combinations of apelike and humanlike features in the hand, foot and pelvis of the new species.”…

“This mixture of apelike and humanlike features suggests that the new species was transitional between the australopithecines and humans, the researchers said at a news conference on Wednesday.

[This revelation debunks Fischer’s claim that Evolution has not produced one “transitional fossil.”There are hundreds more that have been scientifically documented, which proves that the Right-Wing Fundamentalist Christian, in his support of Perry’s science- bashing agenda, has written a completely false analysis of Evolution Science! ]

Read the complete article in theNYT….

Fischer’s last and Bottom line: “the easiest verse in the Bible to believe is the very first one of all: ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”

But, where in the Bible is an easy verse telling believers who created God? I would simply conclude, Apes created Man, Man created Gods. The Heavens and the Earth created themselves long before.– AB

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