Saturday, September 22, 2007

Gap Theory - Revisited

"And the earth became without form, and void."

Or at least that is how some scholars have CLAIMED Genesis 1:2 should read. (The Original Scofield Reference Bible, for instance.) This was to allow for the time that would have produced the geological "evidence," and possibly even evolutionary development. Well, now the evolutionists have come up against a "gap" of their own.

In an article in the New York Times, John Noble Wilford laments that:

"In the study of human origins, paleoanthropology stares in frustration back to a dark age from three million to less than two million years ago. The missing mass in this case is the unfound fossils to document just when and under what circumstances our own genus Homo emerged.

The origin of Homo is one of the most intriguing and intractable mysteries in human evolution. New findings only remind scientists that answers to so many of their questions about early Homo probably lie buried in the million-year dark age."

How tragic that so much time in digging for bones is used to bolster an unprovable theory which MUST assume that God does not exist. From a single jaw bone whole species are created, dated by the fossil-containing rocks that are around it! And these rocks are dated by the assumed evolution of the presumed extinct organisms that are in them.

In this article, much is made of a few bones found near Russia (Republic of Georgia). This "hominid" is thought to have migrated early on out of Africa, only to return after "evolving" beyond its contemporaries. But alas, the fossil record has a great big gap - one million years wide - with no evidence upon which to build an argument. Quoting a researcher, the article ends:

"Dr. Lieberman said that he and colleagues 'are relentlessly optimistic that we have all the information we need to answer our big questions, but just haven’t figured out the order in which to connect the dots.'

But the real problem, he added, with resignation tempering optimism, 'is that the fossil record doesn’t have enough dots.' ”

First, there is the problem of "irreducible complexity" and now there is just not enough fossils! What's a poor evolutionist to do?

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