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2014 Most Notable News: Evolutionary Icons Toppled

by Brian Thomas, M.S.

The big-picture story of evolution tells that, over millions of years, natural processes produced millions of species from one or a few primitive progenitors. Did this really happen, or did God create separate, distinct “kinds” of creatures about 6,000 years ago like Genesis 1 clearly describes? If evolution’s worm-to-pachyderm tale were real, then it should show some kind of iconic evidence. But study results from 2014 totally toppled four of evolution’s major icons.

One of evolution’s iconic stories tells of a land-walking mammal that gradually morphed into today’s seagoing whales. Supposedly, nostrils were somehow repositioned, streamlined bodies took shape, and basically every aspect of whale anatomy was crafted by evolution, except one: Tiny bones near the whale’s spine are supposed to represent the raggedy remains of its ancient ancestor’s back legs.

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Evolutionists published the results of their investigation in the journal Evolution, concluding that the bones are fully functional and necessary to whale reproduction.1 Like all the other integrated whale body features, whale “pelvic” bones show no hint of any evolutionary past.2,3 This tremendously popular icon of whale evolution took a complete nosedive. …Continue reading.

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