Lucy – and what it says about science

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Google’s doodle today is a celebration of the discovery of “Lucy” the name given to a collection of bones of an extinct ape. When Lucy was found in 1974, she was asserted by many to be a “missing link”, which merely means that in the evolutionary model, she is said to connect humans to animals. Science has progressed since 1974, and now we have seen an accumulation of evidence that those scant fragments of bones were simply an extinct ape species.

So why do people still assert that this is a missing link? Well the best explanation we can offer is that they have a prior commitment to calling the Australopithecus a “missing link”, because they so excitedly jumped on it as one to support their evolutionary dogma.

It would be far too humiliating for evolutionists to accept they were overexcited and jumped to their conclusion. Perhaps we can also accept that scientists are humans too and love hype – and know the long known rule of science that public hype gets them public funding. Funding is a powerful thing in research.

Perhaps too, the evolutionary palaeontologists know that a fascinating narrative and public hype would be sabotaged by admitting their mistake. They do after all have to compete for funding with real scientists, who do real science like medical and technological research.

Clearly, such love of lies indicates that “they do not love the truth” and so are given over to a “strong delusion”. The best evidence shows that we are not evolving,  but rather devolving due to genetic entropy. But people believe what is false because it suits their fancies.

Surfing the Media

The pattern of media exploitation by “scientists” who find bones tends to be fairly uniform. It often follows this form: (1) Find bone(s); (2) Invent exciting story that reinforces the evolutionary narrative and stirs up public excitement; (3) ride the media hype to attract funding; (4) when media hype fades and public attention turns to other things, scientific scrutiny finally catches up with it and it either turns out to be (a) the wrong story or (b) a fraud.

Whether it is dinosaur bones or ape bones, palaeontologists always ride the wave of public attention until it crashes, then they just swim back out for another ride. Each wave of public attention brings with it funding opportunities. This hurts science because funding is taken from real scientific progress, like medical research and technology. But no one quite catches on because public attention usually has been turned to other things by the time scientific scrutiny catches up.

The sad fact is that a lot of School Science Textbooks still show many frauds such as:

  • Piltdown man hoax
  • Archaeoraptor
  • the peppered moth
  • the Midwife Toad
  • Haeckel’s embryos
  • Ancon sheep
  • the Tasaday Indians
  • Bathybius haeckelii
  • Hesperopithecus (Nebraska Man)—the missing link that turned out to be a pig

The many hoaxes, errors and mistakes which have been swept under the rug, ignored by the media and hushed from the public are numerous, leading some to allege an epidemic of fraud.

Love of Truth

A love of truth is necessary to salvation. We are told that those who reject the truth are deluded, as it is written:

and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
(2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

Remember next time someone says “Lucy” today that to scientists public attention/hype = funding = job, and now you have an idea why they wont put it away. But we know that we must love the truth more than money, significance or job.

Further, the reason many in the media love the evolutionary narrative, despite the frauds, misconceptions and error that has perpetuated it, is because it allows them to continue in darkness:

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”
(John 3:19-21)

One day, when people realise that it was all hype, it might be too late. We must seek truth. Good news is for those who believe the truth:

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
(John 8:31-32)

Read the good news

Evolution is based on unfounded assumptions

Romans Road acknowledges that the Google Doodle belongs to Google, and uses it for the sole purpose of comment and criticism, which is fair use. 

 

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