A newly found fossil skull in Chad has confounded the proponents
of the theory of evolution. Darwinist scientists confess that this fossil
has rocked the very foundations of the theory of evolution. The fairy
tale of "an evolutionary chain stretching from ape to man"
has once again collapsed.
This new ape fossil found in Chad turned all
evolutionary theses upside down.
The new fossil skull found in the central African country of Chad has
dealt a heavy blow to the evolutionary claims regarding the origin of
man. Given considerable space in world-renowned scientific journals and
newspapers, this new fossil has shattered the claim that "man evolved
from ape-like creatures" so doggedly maintained by Darwinists for
the last 150 years. Discovered by the French scientist Michel Brunet,
the fossil was given the name Sahelanthropus tchadensis.
The fossil has set the cat among the pigeons in the world
of Darwinism. In its article giving news of the discovery, the world-renowned
journal Nature admitted that "New-found skull could sink our current
ideas about human evolution." (1)
Daniel Lieberman of Harvard University said that "This
[discovery] will have the impact of a small nuclear bomb." (2)
The reason for this is that although the fossil in question is 7 million
years old, it has a more "human-like" structure (according to
the criteria evolutionists have hitherto used) than the 5 million-year-old
Australopithecus ape species that is alleged to be "mankind's
Ever since the 1920s, evolutionists have claimed that some characteristics
of the Australopithecus genus resembled those of human beings,
for which reason they have portrayed these extinct creatures as "man's
most primitive ancestor." A great deal of evidence disproving that
thesis has emerged. For instance, research in the 1990s revealed that
Australopithecus did not walk upright, as had been claimed, but
walked with a stooped posture just like other apes. The newly-discovered
Sahelanthropus tchadensis fossil, another ape species that
lived 2 million years before Australopithecus, is actually more
"human-like" according to evolutionary criteria. In other words,
it demolishes the "evolutionary scheme."
The essence of the matter is this: There are a large number of very different
ape species that once lived in the past and are now extinct. The skull
or skeletal structures of some of these show similarities to those of
man. Yet those similarities do not mean that these creatures have any
relationship to man. Evolutionists line up the skulls from these extinct
species in a manner required by their theory and try to come up with "a
ladder from ape to man." Yet the deeper research into the subject
goes, the more it is realized that there is no such ladder, simply different
species of ape lived at different times in the past.
Moreover, it emerges that man came about all of a sudden, with no evolutionary
process behind him: In other words, that he was created.
John Whitfield, in his article "Oldest Member of Human Family Found"
published in Nature on July, 11, 2002, confirms this view quoting
from Bernard Wood, an evolutionist anthropologist from George Washington
University in Washington:
"When I went to medical school in 1963, human
evolution looked like a ladder." he [Bernard Wood] says. The
ladder stepped from monkey to man through a progression of intermediates,
each slightly less ape-like than the last. Now human evolution looks
like a bush. We have a menagerie of fossil hominids... How they
are related to each other and which, if any of them, are human forebears
is still debated. (3)
The comments of Henry Gee, the senior editor of Nature and a leading
paleoanthropologist, about the newly discovered ape fossil are very noteworthy.
In his article published in The Guardian, Gee refers to the debate
about the fossil and writes:
Whatever the outcome, the skull shows, once and
for all, that the old idea of a 'missing link' is bunk... It should
now be quite plain that the very idea of the missing link, always
shaky, is now completely untenable. (emphasis added) (4)
"THE VERY IDEA
OF THE MISSING LINK, ALWAYS SHAKY, IS NOW COMPLETELY UNTENABLE."
Henry Gee, editor of Nature
In brief, the drawings of the "evolutionary ladder that stretches
from ape to man" that we so frequently encounter in newspapers and
magazines have no scientific value at all. They are merely propaganda
from certain circles that are blindly devoted to the theory of evolution.
At the same time as this propaganda is carried out, evidence that conflicts
with the theory of evolution is kept hidden away. In his book Icons
of Evolution: Science or Myth, Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution
is Wrong, which caused a great stir in America when it was published
in 2000, the U.S. biologist Jonathan Wells summed up that propaganda mechanism
in these terms:
The general public is rarely informed of the deep-seated
uncertainty about human origins that is reflected in these statements
by scientific experts. Instead, we are simply fed the latest version
of somebody's theory, without being told that paleoanthropologists
themselves cannot agree over it. And typically, the theory is illustrated
with fanciful drawings of cave men, or human actors wearing heavy makeup.
The Darwinist myth is now finally about to collapse. The mistaken nature
of Darwinism, itself merely a 19th century superstition, is becoming ever
clearer as science advances. The world of science is arriving at the most
important truth of all: It was God who created the universe we live in,
and everything, living or inanimate, within it.
(1) John Whitfield,
"Oldest member of human family found", Nature, 11 July 2002
(2) D.L. Parsell, "Skull Fossil From Chad
Forces Rethinking of Human Origins", National Geographic News, July
(3) John Whitfield, "Oldest member of human family
found", Nature, 11 July 2002
(4) The Guardian, 11 July 2002
(5) Jonathan Wells, Icons of Evolution: Science or Myth,
Why Much of What We Teach About Evolution is Wrong, Washington, DC, Regnery
Publishing, 2000, p. 225