Design of Man: No Evolutionary Evidences | The Institute for Creation Research

Design of Man: No Evolutionary Evidences

Man has either slowly evolved from a primal slime billions of years ago—or he has been created in God’s image. The list of evidences that were supposed to validate man’s evolutionary ascent from “lower” life forms has been expunged by decades of good scientific research. From teeth to toes, the edifice of “human evolution” has clearly been disintegrating.

For instance, dentists with a Darwinian philosophy may suggest removing wisdom teeth because of the “evolution” of the human jaw. Although some molars may indeed need extraction, it demonstrably has nothing to do with evolution.1

Many evolutionists point to chronic back problems as evidence that humans recently stood upright from tetrapod ancestors. But not only does the human spinal column appear designed for an upright posture, back troubles most directly correlate to bad habits, injury, or other abuses. Evolution has exactly nothing to do with back pain.2

Evolutionists continue to maintain that embryonic development in the womb mirrors an evolutionary past when humans had gill slits like a fish or a yolk sac like a chicken. Such unscientific suggestions are the result of the infamous “biogenetic law” of German zoologist Ernst Haeckel. Evolutionists have allowed this poor science to fester, even though the “recapitulation theory” has long since been thoroughly discredited.3

Many secular schools still teach the unscientific concept that structures such as tonsils, adenoids, and the appendix are useless vestiges of an evolutionary past.4 But in 2010, four evolutionists called the adenoids and tonsils “large collections of immunologically active lymphoid tissue.”5 They are dynamic parts of immune systems! In 2009, an evolutionary immunologist stated:

If Darwin had been aware of the species that have an appendix attached to a large cecum, and if he had known about the widespread nature of the appendix, he probably would not have thought of the appendix as a vestige of evolution.6

There is no fossil evidence that man evolved from some subhuman creature. As one science writer put it, “The last common ancestor of chimpanzees and humans remains a holy grail in science,”7 employing a metaphor that implies a vain search for an elusive treasure, or anything of great value—with essentially no chance of it being found. Discoveries of supposed evolutionary evidences inevitably result in confusion. A Newsweek subtitle is typical: “Discovery of the fossil of an unknown human ancestor shakes up ideas of human evolution.”8

Recently discovered footprints look surprisingly human and creation scientists suggest the unthinkable—perhaps they were actually made by humans.9 Other writers dance around the truth:

Created around 1.5 million years ago, these are the oldest footprints that look like those made by modern humans. A team of scientists...discovered these precious fossilized prints in dried mud in 2009....By the looks of it, the fossilized foot impressions seem identical to the ones we make when walking across the sand.10

Evolutionists cannot accept that people made these prints and instead—with no scientific reason—believe the footprints were made by a subhuman ancestor, Homo erectus.

Scripture clearly teaches in Genesis 1 that plants and animals were created by God “after their kind”—as was man, uniquely made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27).

References

  1. Sherwin, F. 2003. The Whole Tooth about Wisdom Teeth. Acts & Facts. 32 (3).
  2. Morris, J. 1998. Do Back Problems in Humans Prove Evolution from Animals? Acts & Facts. 27 (12).
  3. Morris, J. 1989. Does the Human Embryo Go through Animal Stages? Acts & Facts. 18 (8).
  4. Sherwin, F. 2003. For Every Structure There Is a Reason. Acts & Facts. 32 (11).
  5. Barrett, K. E. et al. 2010. Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, 605.
  6. Choi, C. Q. The Appendix: Useful and in Fact Promising. LiveScience. Posted on livescience.com August 24, 2009, accessed November 11, 2010.
  7. Viegas, J. The Human Family Tree. Discovery News. Posted on discovery.com, accessed November 11, 2010.
  8. Begley, S. Welcome to the Family, Missing Link. Newsweek, April 8, 2010.
  9. Thomas, B. Human Evolution Story Stumbles over Footprints. ICR News. Posted April 6, 2010, accessed November 10, 2010.
  10. Hirji, Z. Footprint Fossils Analyzed for Ancient Human Gait. Discovery News. Posted on news.discovery.com July 22, 2010, accessed November 11, 2010.

* Mr. Sherwin is Senior Science Lecturer at the Institute for Creation Research.

Cite this article: Sherwin, F. 2011. Design of Man: No Evolutionary Evidence. Acts & Facts. 40 (1): 16.

The Latest
NEWS
Bees Master Complex Tasks Through Social Interaction
Bees are simply incredible.1,2 These little furry fliers challenge the very foundation of Darwinism in many diverse ways. Bees have been...

NEWS
The Tail of Man’s Supposed Ancestors
Although it has been known for decades and despite insistence to the contrary from the evolutionary community, man—Homo sapiens—has never...

NEWS
When Day Meets Night—A Total Success!
The skies cleared above North Texas on Monday, April 8, for a spectacular view of the 2024 Great American Solar Eclipse. Hundreds of guests joined...

NEWS
The Sun and Moon—Designed for Eclipses
Before discovering thousands of planets in other solar systems, scientists tended to assume that other solar systems would be very similar to our own....

NEWS
Let ICR Help You Prepare for the Great American Solar Eclipse!
On Monday, April 8th, the moon will move directly between the earth and the sun, resulting in a total solar eclipse visible in northern Mexico, much...

NEWS
Total Eclipse on April 8th
“You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and everything on it, the seas and all that...

CREATION PODCAST
Dismantling Evolution One Gear At A Time! | The Creation Podcast:...
The human body is a marvel of complexity and the more we learn about it, the more miraculous our existence becomes! Can evolution explain the...

NEWS
April 2024 ICR Wallpaper
"He appointed the moon for seasons; The sun knows its going down." (Psalm 104:19 NKJV) ICR April 2024 wallpaper is now available...

NEWS
Creation's Easter Message
While many Christians still consider the creation doctrine a fringe issue, a proper understanding of the Christian message finds creation at its core...

NEWS
ICR Veteran Don Barber Retires
Don Barber   After 34 years with the Institute for Creation Research, Director of Enterprise Technology Don Barber will retire...