Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Missing Link

Every so often a fossil is uncovered that energizes the scientific community and stirs up that old debate over Darwinism and Creationism. Lately the Darwinists have taken to lumping Biblical literalists in with those of us who believe that some intelligence is the force behind the marvel of nature and the universe. You can call it Intelligent Design or ID, you can call it God - you can give it any name you like. It just means that you don't favor the notion that the universe and life as we know it sprang up from the meaninglessness of chaos and random chance. What it isn't is a literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis. It is quite obvious that the world was not created in six days 5 or 6 thousand years ago.

Well it has happened again. A remarkable fossil was found in Canada that has the whole Darwinist community claiming that the missing link has been found. Tiktaalik roseae, it is said will show "that the evolution of animals from living in water to living on land happened gradually, with fish first living in shallow water." This may all be true and like most people interested in the science of palentology I too am excited about this find. Still, it does not in my mind render the debate between ID and biological randomness solved.

For one thing it may or may not be a stunningly unique find, other fossil finds have led to similar claims. Number two, this debate really stems around the notion that man is not set apart from lower creatures as those who believe in a Judeo-Christian God believe. Darwinists see nothing uniquely special about the high-functioning ape known as Homo Sapiens.

For me the answer lies in the simple, yes, black and white, concept of good and evil. Darwinists have never expalined to my satisfaction the dual nature of man. Can it be demonstrated that pure evil exists in any other species? It surely exists in man. As science has proved time and again that every force, every action has its equal and opposite. Where there is evil there is good. In good there is God. In evil there is God's brother, Satan. That is what this debate is all about.



Timothy Birdnow said...

Interesting post! I`ve been taking a ``wait and see`` approach before discussing this find, since, as you pointed out, we have been treated to ``incorrect finds`` shall we say, in the past.

Your ideas at the end of this piece are very interesting. I shall ponder them deeply...