Bryan Fischer
"Missing link" simply illustrates problem for evolution
By Bryan Fischer
May 20, 2009

Scientists have unveiled what they claim is a 47-million-year-old missing link fossil in the mythical chain of evolution.

Not to worry. Honest media accounts use words such as "may" or "might" or "could," reminding alert readers of the utterly speculative nature of all such "missing link" discoveries.

The fact that scientists are ga-ga over this single find, and slobbering over the possibility that they may have found a single missing link, tells you all you need to know. Transitional forms — of which there should literally be millions and millions — are depressingly rare for Darwinians, and even the supposed links represent conjectures rather than anything resembling proof.

As Stephen Jay Gould, the leading paleontologist in the world at the time of his death, said, the utter absence of transitional forms is "the trade secret of paleontology."

In other words, scientists know that links are missing exactly where they ought to be found, but they don't want you and me, the great unwashed, to know it. Otherwise, we might not believe their utterly bankrupt theory.

Evolutionary biologist Henry Gee reminds us that, "No fossil is buried with its birth certificate." He goes on to say that that simple fact, coupled with the "scarcity of fossils, means that it is effectively impossible to link fossils into chains of cause and effect in any valid way."

In other words, an honest scientist will tell you that a link between any two fossils in the record is a work of imagination and guesswork rather than anything resembling solid science.

Gee adds, "To take a line of fossils and claim that they represent a lineage is not a scientific hypothesis that can be tested, but an assertion that carries the same validity as a bedtime story — amusing, perhaps even instructive, but not scientific."

The operative phrase here is "bedtime story."

Even ardent evolutionists, if you read their comments carefully, frankly admit there is a dearth of anything that even they can claim as a transitional form.

Note what Professor Jorn Hurum, of Norway's National History Museum, the scientist who introduced this discovery to the world, said while introducing this latest fossil find: "It's part of our evolution that's been hidden so far, it's been hidden because all the other specimens are so incomplete. They are so broken there's almost nothing to study and now this wonderful fossil appears and it makes the story so much easier to tell, so it's really a dream come true." (emphasis mine)

The operative word here, Prof. Hurum, is "dream." The link is entirely in your head.

Prof. Hurum correctly observed that when Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, "he said a lot about transitional species."

What the good professor didn't go on to say is exactly what it was that Darwin said. The founder of evolution had this to say about transitional forms: "[T]he number of intermediate and transitional links, between all living and extinct species, must have been inconceivably great."

Darwin knew that the scarcity of transitional forms was potentially fatal for his theory. He assumed that the problem would be cleared up as more and more fossils were uncovered.

Unfortunately, here we are 150 years later and, if anything, we have fewer transitional forms even than scientists used to think, as more and more supposed links such as Piltdown Man have been debunked.

This must make any intelligent, objective observer suspicious of the hyperventilating that occurs when scientists think they have found one — one! — missing link.

We'll be happy to let obtuse Darwinist cling to their fairy tales, their bedtime stories, and their dreams. We'll stick with hard science, thank you very much.

Sky News: Scientists Unveil Missing Link In Evolution

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