By Lionel Smith, Bishopstown, Co. Cork, Ireland
is not an attack on your family heritage and it is not questioning your
Grandfather’s intelligence. It is the question, “Did you evolve from a
monkey?” Perhaps you have never given that question much thought but I
would encourage you to. It is actually a very important question.
evolution really scientific? Some people would be shocked at such a question.
They would think, “of course it is, it is taught as fact and so it must be
so.” Others would admit that they have never really looked at the question
Bible warns us to avoid science falsely so called in 2 Timothy 6:20. It
is not warning against true science which is seeking the truth, but it is
warning about science that has as its goal the removal of any form of God from
the question is, Is Evolution scientific? We will start by looking at the
fossil record. Fossils are remains or impressions of animals and plants from a
former geological age. There have been literally millions of fossils found
throughout the world.
teaches that in time, one species evolved into another species, and if this is
true then there should be fossils of most of the intermediary species. Have any
fossils of any intermediary species been found? We must answer this with an
such a great number of fossils available the evolutionist should be able to find
hundreds of fossils of missing links at least between man and apes. Does fossil
record show any intermediary species between man and apes? We must answer
this with an emphatic NO!
have been a number of hoaxes done on the scientific community when it comes to
evolutionary fossil records. One very good example of this was the Piltdown Man.
The Piltdown Man was the skull of a man and the jawbone of an ape. By putting
these two fossils together a man by the name of Charles Dawson fooled the
scientific community for over thirty years.
Piltdown Man did not prove anything for evolution, but it did prove that the
evolutionists badly wanted to find a missing link. They wanted a missing link so
bad that they did not take care to find out if the Piltdown Man was really what
it was alleged to be. (Beware of science falsely so called!)
hoaxes could be shown but space does not allow this. What we will now look at is
what is commonly accepted as the best example of a missing link, Australopithecus.
These are basically bones found in Southern Africa. Sometimes Australopithecus
is referred to as “Lucy”.
is considered to be an ancestor to man because of the similarity of the
jawbones. Not only is Australopithecus’s (Lucy) jawbone similar to man’s but
it is also similar to apes! The Australopithecus bones were compared by
computer with both man and ape bones. Each time the measurements came out to be
closer to apes than to man. The person doing the experiment came to the
conclusion; that he doubted if there was any link between the bones and man.
These studies were supported by other scientific studies of the bones. These
studies have proved that Australopithecus is just an extinct ape. It is
interesting to note that Australopithecus actually means Southern Ape.
would evolutionists still put forth Australopithecus as a missing link when
science has shown it to be just an extinct ape? (Beware of science falsely so
have probably seen pictures of the missing links. They usually have a man-like
body but ape-like facial features and facial hair much like that of an ape. What
are these pictures based upon one might ask. The answer may be startling to you
but they are based upon what evolutionists want them to look like. In most
pictures, bones that are found to be apes are made to look man-like and bones
that are found to be man are made to look like apes. It is up to the artist to
cannot tell the exact shape of the ears, eyes, lips or nose from a complete
skull. Remember you are really dealing with skull fragments and not whole
skulls. You certainly cannot tell about the facial hair by fossil fragments from
is not possible to tell accurately how a person looked from a skull, let alone
skull fragments, why do we see so many pictures of human-like apes? The answer
is simply this; because evolutionists want us to believe in evolution regardless
of the facts! (Beware of science falsely so called!)
the greatest embarrassment to the evolutionist is the fossil record. For the
last hundred years evolutionists have been looking for missing links but they
have not been able to find even one. This is especially true when it comes to
finding the missing link between man and apes. The more fossils found, the more
evidence that man has always been man and apes have always been apes. The
more fossils the evolutionist finds the more proof he has that evolution
just did not happen.
fossil record should show intermediary types between fish and amphibians. It
should show reptiles that turned into birds. It should show apes that turned
into men but it does not.
is NOT actually based on fact but on a form of “faith.” There is more
evidence for creation than there is for evolution. EVOLUTION therefore, IS A
RELIGION! Evolution is the religion of atheists. The atheist does not
believe God exists and therefore he does not believe in a Creator. When you do
away with a Creator, you then do not have to give an account to a Creator.
Bible is clear that there is a Creator, God, and that we will be responsible to
that Creator. God knows all we have ever thought, said, or done. He knows that
you are a sinner and so He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to die for all our sins.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
created man. Man did not evolve from apes, but instead, man devolved from being
sinless, and pure, to a sinner by disobeying God’s command in the Garden of
Eden. Mankind was then separated from God. The only way back to God is
through Jesus Christ. He took the penalty for your sin on the cross. He died as
stated in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
to the Father but by me.” Which way are you going to go? The way of the
atheist is evolution (death, survival of the fittest, and more death), or the
way of God (faith in Jesus Christ, life, forgiveness, and eternal life).
are you going to believe? Are you going to believe your loving Creator or