Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Does the recent discovery of a lemur fossil prove evolution is true?
The discovery of a "lemur-like" fossil has many claiming that this is the long sought-after missing link that proves evolution is true. The fossil is heralded as a missing link because it has long hind legs and opposing thumbs but this is true for lemurs today like all primates. But you will not hear the peer review debunking the "missing link" claim.
This story is popular because most people would like to prove God’s Word to be wrong so they don't have to be accountable to anyone outside themselves. Discovering a missing link is important to evolutionists because there is a conspicuous lack of scientific evidence for evolution. But no fossils of "missing links" proving an intermediate creature between species has ever been found. All claims of this have been found to be wrong or even a hoax upon unbiased scientific scrutiny. This is because God said in Genesis 1:24, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so" (NIV).
The very existence of fossils proves God's Word to be true. What happens when an animal dies? It rots, gets eaten by scavengers, and its bones gets scattered to the four winds. We generally don't have fossils forming today. It takes a catastrophic event like the flood of Noah's day to cover creatures up with silt to produce a fossil. But most people today think Noah's flood is a myth; that is why they will be surprised by the return of Jesus...
2 Peter 3:3-63 says, "scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water." (NKJ)