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Devolution

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning,
as in the pains of childbirth, right up to the present time.” 1
Paul the Apostle

Peer review offered no deterrent to Charles Darwin’s musings. Devoid of significant academic credentials, the naturalist compiled ponderous writings based on personal opinion influenced by Grandfather Erasmus Darwin. At the age of 50, he rushed Origin into print, which was cobbled together, in part, from personal observations during his five-year excursion aboard the HMS Beagle plus pigeon experiments conducted at his Downe estate.

titanosaur femur

Courtesy Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

A fossil femur from a Titanosaur, a plant eating Sauropod.

Lacking knowledge a living cell consisted of anything more than a blob of protoplasm, much less DNA’s “language of life,” Darwin promoted his ideas fully aware the preponderance of fossil evidence didn’t support his molecule-to-man imaginings. Other than the pitifully few, debatable finds, those millions of non-existing “missing links” remain invisible.

The shibboleth of some “warm little pond,” serving as an incubator for generating first life spontaneously, smacks of flat earth mentality. Recognizing painfully obvious “flaws” and “holes” plaguing his ideas, Darwin reached out to Asa Gray, bemoaning the possibility he may “…have devoted my life to a phantasy [sic].” 3

Debunked and devalued, The Origin of Species still survives as a calcified tribute to the powers of social status, economic privilege and blind tradition in the preservation and propagation of thin-soup materialism.

Evolutionism, or the ‘theory of evolution’…is the erroneous idea that evolution is the source of progress and the cause of the cosmos structure—life and any other systems in the universe.” 4

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No genealogical trail of half-evolved predecessors precedes the sudden appearance of these oversized life forms. Genetically complete prototypes appear fully formed and in place from time zero. One thing is certain: a long time ago, giant species roamed the earth—some name brands are extinct; diminished-sized descendants of others still exist.

Rather than ratifying evolution, the fossil record abounds with evidence of once thriving, giant species. What has emerged from 150 years of discovery is a cross-section of fossil ancestors that dwarf replica descendants. The Second Law of Thermodynamics impacts life and landscapes.

The fossil remains of a Titanosaur, a giant, plant-eating Sauropod, has surfaced 800 miles from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Estimates suggest it measured 130 feet from head-to-tail, towered seven stories tall and weighed in at 100 tons. The fossil’s femur stretches longer than a human six-footer. With its discovery reported in 2014, the Titanosaur heads the list of a lengthy roster of jumbo-sized ancestors featuring a crocodile with a seven-foot head; the Smithsonian’s sloth fossil as large as a pickup truck; and foot-long trilobites which occupied what is now Morocco.

Oversized lemurs hung out in Madagascar.

The Spanish Island of Minorca has housed the fossil bones of “a huge bat, a large mouse, and a giant tortoise” and an “unusually massive rabbit” reported to have tipped the scales at 26 pounds to have been “six times as big as a rabbit today.” 5 Enough to make the mythical Bugs Bunny hang its head.

Twenty-foot-long great white sharks patrolling Pacific shores strike terror, but the fossil remains of an ancestor shark found on dry land near Oildale, California, weighed eight times as much, measured forty feet in length, and sported a twelve-foot head.

Besides Titanosaur, other Dinosaurs, some believed to have extended as long as 150 feet tip-to-tail, once thrived on the North American landscape. Tons of dinosaur bones, uncovered late in the nineteenth-century in the rugged high prairies of Colorado and Wyoming, testify to enormous-sized life forms that no longer exist.

This is an excerpt from a chapter of the 2016 Edition
of “Three Days Before the Sun”, now available
from leading online retailers.

 

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