Stasis – Yesterday Once More

Illustrated throughout this article are a few of the thousands of life forms which have remained literally unchanged while millions of years supposedly passed.Meanwhile other forms of life were supposedly changing all the way from fish to people without leaving any transitional record.[1] This is one of many problems with the belief in evolutionism. The pictures in this article show the fossilized or amber encapsulated organism (often assumed to be over 100 million years old) compared with the identical modern living specimen (in the smaller inset picture).

It is a fact of biology that organisms have an incredible ability to reproduce copies of themselves without mistakes. So where do new types of animals come from? Evolutionists theorize that new animals arise when a reproductive mistake happens. They believe this creature slowly turns into a completely different creature (without leaving any fossil remains of the transitional forms). Meanwhile other animals of the same type remained identical for millions of years!

There is an acknowledged lack of evidence for the transitional forms between vastly different types of animals. The current textbook explanation concerning the lack of fossil evidence for evolution is called “punctuated equilibrium”. According to this theory, animals stay the same for long periods of time but when they change, they change rapidly. Thus, they leave no fossil record of their transformation because it happens fast in relatively small or isolated locations.

LOGIC CHECK TIME:

What does the biological record show? – stasis (lack of change).

Evolution explanation:

Macro-evolution is happening so slow that we do not see it today.

What does the fossil record show? – no intermediate forms between different animal groups.

Evolution explanation:

Macro-evolution happened so fast that the fossil record did not record it.

Apparently I am not the only person unconvinced by evolutionist’s religious adherence to such inconsistent reasoning because a November 1991 Gallop poll showed that 47% of the people in the United States still believe that God created human beings in the last 10,000 years.

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[1] Dr. Colin Patterson, senior paleontologist at the prestigious British Museum of Natural History, and author of the book, Evolution, made the following written comment when questioned why he did not include any illustrations of transitional forms in his book, “…if I knew of any, I certainly would have included them…” . The full text of his statement is documented in Darwin’s Enigma by Luther Sunderland, pp. 88 – 90. There are no transitional forms in the fossil record simply because creatures never turn into an completely different types of creatures.

The illustrations used in this article were kindly provided by Dr. Joachim Scheven, LEBENDIGE VORWELT Museum.