Monday, August 13, 2007

If "Lucy" Fell

or Why Paleontologists are Worried About the Lucy Fossils Touring the United States

Well, she's still single and she's supposedly way over 30, but we're not talking about Sarah Jessica Parker or the Brooklyn Bridge. It seems "Lucy" - the 3-foot-tall Grandmomma of us all - is set to travel the US for six years, and some people are quite upset about what might happen if "Lucy" fell...or in any other way got damaged in transit.

Paleontologist Richard Leakey is beside himself with the fear that "Lucy" will be damaged during the tour. He calls the United States tour of the only-twice-seen set of fossils as "prostitution" (Fossil hunter condemns Lucy tour of U.S., By Khaled Kazziha, Associated Press Writer). Of course, he also says that keeping "Lucy" in Ethiopia would bring in money, er, tourists. Aha - I believe we have found the crux of the issue here.

Gee, maybe they don't want "Lucy" to tour because the millions that would flock to see the old bones would realize that they're just the bones of a chimp and that the theory of evolution is a fallacy and mockery of God. Why do they call it a theory, anyway? The Free Dictionary defines "theory" thusly:
A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.

The problem is that evolution in any form, including Darwinism, has not been "repeatedly tested" - it is rather the latter definition of "widely accepted" and falls into the definition of
"An assumption based on limited information or knowledge; a conjecture."

And yet, this is what we teach our children in the public school system. Textbooks must be written every year to "keep up with new information" that scientists keep "discovering," though we never seem to see the study reports or any tangible proof of experimentation or testing. And all the while, we have a text that is nearly 4000 years old that scientific study and testing has proven again and again. The funny thing is that the scientists are always shocked when the tests they conducted to disavow Biblical science proves it unequivocally.

I think the funniest part of the reports is that they refer to the set of fossils of "Lucy," "her," and "she," as if they were somehow a living, breathing human, like an aged grandmother. They have bestowed upon these glorified rocks a soul, a personality, a sacredness that has no root in fact. The only "facts" we have to substantiate these claims is a notoriously inaccurate carbon-dating process that more and more scientists are rejecting as a method of dating.

It's time to read between the lines of the outrage of those in the "industry" and start seeing the "proofs" of evolution for what they are: money-making schemes and mockeries of the God of heaven, the Creator of "heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is." (Exodus 20:11 KJV)

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