Aunt Lucy | Hominids, Apemen, and Other Fables
There are no scientific laboratory models that indicate Darwinian evolution has ever occurred, or that it is even possible. Therefore, the only other source that could possibly verify the theory would be the fossil record – – – literally, solid evidence!
For the fossil record to validate Darwinian evolution, we would have to find fossils of transitional forms; that is, fossils indicating a creature that is perhaps half-evolved from one kind into another kind. And there should be countless examples of them if this process has been going on for billions of years! After all the dust settles, there are only a handful that can even be considered as “candidates”.
To be sure, there have been many interesting fossils found over the years, but nothing that proves the Darwinian evolutionary process. The fossil record basically indicates that huge numbers of creatures were buried in mud (sedimentary layers). Some of these creatures are now extinct, while many are still alive. No evolution here.
If mankind evolved from some sort of ape-like creature, then there should be of evidence of that, too. LOTS of it! Think about it – – – if we’ve been evolving for two to four million years, there should be, in warmer areas of the earth where “hominids” were most likely to have lived, billions and billions of “intermediate” (ape-men) fossils found. Again, there aren’t any. Sure, there have been fragments of apes (both of living specimens and extinct ones) found, but that is hardly evidence for evolution. People see what they want to see.
In this session, we consider (with a degree of humor) some of the “evidence”, methods, and bias that produces the fables of hominids and pre-human cavemen.