Monday, April 7, 2014

#58 The Cambrian Explosion

We have all been taught by the Theory of Evolution that all species came into existence by small incremental changes over a long period of millions of years. Diversity came about over time from the beginning as various mutations created many new species. The various species branched out like a giant tree. Diagrams of the development over time would look like this. With more time, there would be more phyla (categories of species).

This "tree of life" structure is Darwin's prediction that all species evolved from one original being. 

Would it surprise you to know that the fossil record is not like this at all? Would you feel betrayed by the scientific community and media if you found out that the truth is totally different?

Here are diagrams of what the actual evidence in the fossil record looks like. All the major phyla appeared in less than 1% of time and a number have gone extinct since then.

There is no Darwinian Tree of Life in the fossil record. The true record looks like the above diagram of 2 phyla out of the many phyla that exist. Each phyla appears suddenly and without any connection. 

The diagram below shows what Darwinian Theory predicts by showing little circles where fossils should appear. NONE have ever been found. His predictions are wrong, so therefore the theory must also be wrong.

The best fossil records available on earth actually show that the majority of phyla suddenly appear, FULLY FORMED, within a very narrow period of time and with no precursors about 540 million years ago.

The name given to this phenomenon is literally an “explosion”. It happened during the Cambrian Age and hence it is the Cambrian Explosion.

Time magazine called it Evolution’s Big Bang. "New discoveries show that life as we know it began in an amazing biological frenzy that changed the planet almost overnight." [1]

"The fossil record - in defiance of Darwin's whole idea of gradual change - often makes great leaps from one form to the next. Far from the display of intermediates to be expected from slow advance through natural selection many species appear without warning, persist in fixed form and disappear, leaving no descendants. Geology assuredly does not reveal any finely graduated organic chain, and this is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against the theory of evolution.” [2]

Suppose you make a time line from the beginning until now and convert it to a 24 hour clock. On that clock almost all of the species on earth appeared in their early forms, each with their unique “body plans”, all within just a 2 minute span of the clock. That should forever debunk Darwin’s slow and gradual in my opinion.

Note in this picture that the major fossil beds with the best fossils are located throughout the world. The beds in Chengjiang, China, include extremely well preserved soft-tissue specimens. Note also that they all exhibit the same explosion of species in the Cambrian Age, during the same time frame. The period is 0.14% of the time clock mentioned before, absolutely not slow and gradual change. There are various calculations about how big that window is ranging from about 5 to 10 million years out of billions.

The Theory of Evolution is totally disproved based on the evidence in the fossil record. However, if you are a true believer, you deny the evidence shows what it clearly shows. You either make up a story of why you are still right or try to destroy the messenger.

Evolutionists have been grabbing at straws to hold on to their theory for years despite the Cambrian Explosion.

1. Not enough fossils have been discovered yet. Darwin used this reason too. "The explanation lies, as I believe, in the extreme imperfection of the geological record." That was back when we had just 1% of the current fossil record. Unfortunately for them, every time new fossils are discovered, it just further substantiates the evidence of the existing fossils and the Cambrian Explosion.

2. Missing links and the precursor species didn’t fossilize. How that could possibly be true all over the world is a gigantic mystery. It’s especially problematic since there are existing fossils of many species before the Cambrian Explosion with soft bodies and even single-celled animals.

3. Punctuated Equilibrium. This idea basically says that all the necessary evolving of each of the different species must have taken place in tiny, isolated groups. Also they believe changes take place in spurts separated by long periods of no change. Hence there are no fossils found for this yet. During the Cambrian Explosion all these species suddenly come out to the world. Clearly this is a repudiation of Darwin’s idea of slow and gradual. Also they have no explanation of why or how it happens in spurts. This idea has been proven false by statistical analysis. To get the very large number of changes that are required to evolve all the different species, you must necessarily have huge numbers of mutations. There must be enough individuals reproducing in order to account for all those mutations. This model has nowhere near enough in their populations. 

The paleontologists have all the evidence right before their eyes, but they won’t take the “leap of faith” away from accepted dogmas. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

Verbalizing publicly that the fossil evidence is totally against the Theory of Evolution is likely to get a professor fired or his/her funding taken away.

When scientists have a hidden agenda, truth suffers. They will not go where the evidence leads them. They are not being true scientists. And we are all the worse for it. Think what amazing discoveries await us once scientists stop wasting energy pursuing and/or defending a fraud and devote that same energy to discovering more about the true loving source of all things and the amazing creation.

There is truly a God.
[1]  Time Magazine. December 4, 1995 issue.

[2]  Steve Jones, University College, London, Almost Like A Whale: The Origin Of Species Updated, p. 252, 1999

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