Evolutionists like to try to prove their theory by death, with fossils and ‘natural selection’ which only results in death. Yet species are about life and one must wonder how one can develop a theory of life by only examining death. One cannot. Life shows enormous variety and enormous paradoxes which are not easily explained by any single theory. Some of those numerous paradoxes which show the impossibility of evolution are detailed below:
Pride of place goes to the platypus, a creature with very amazing features which are only seen in very diverse species: mammals - mammary glands (all), three ear bones (all), beaver like tail, fur (many); reptiles - cloaca (all) (however, it does have a uterus and as in birds, only one of the ovaries is functional), egg laying (all), poison (snakes) spurs for defense; birds - duck like bill (which is soft however), it breathes through the bill like the duck, duck like webbed feet (however, these feet have claws in the front and spurs in the back); fish - it has an amazing electro receptor (paddle fish) in its bill which allows it to catch prey under water while its eyes are closed and its hearing shut, it also has a very large vocalization range more bird-like than anything found in other mammals (except man). The platypus is perfectly designed for feeding and swimming in the water and it has to be - it eats about half its weight in food a day! However, it lives on land in burrows it digs with its claws and can also feed on insects and other land creatures. To add to the uniqueness of the platypus, studies of its mtDNA forced evolutionists to give upon mtDNA to ‘prove’ evolution. The studies showed that it was closer to eutherian mammals (cows, men, etc.) than the marsupials (kangaroos, koalas).
The platypus was discovered in the early 19th century and was quite a sensation. At first it was thought to be a fake. While well known, Darwin did not dare discuss it in his works. Clearly, he could not explain it away. However, the Australian Aborigenes do have a theory about the evolution of the platypus. According to one of their myths, the platypus resulted from a young female duck’s disobedience. Duck lived with others of their kind in a sheltered river pond. All of them were in constant fear of Mulloka, the Water Devil, and never strayed far from their pond. But one day, against the advice of her elders, Duck ventured downstream and eventually found herself at a patch of grass on the riverbank. Unaware that this was the territory of the lonely Water-rat, she climbed out. Hearing duck, Water-rat emerged, threatened her with his spear and, dragging her underground, forced her to mate with him. By the time of egg-hatching, Duck was ashamed to have to lead out two extraordinary offspring. They had bills and webbed feet, but instead of two feet they had four and instead of feathers they had fur, while on each hind leg they had a sharp spike like Water-rat’s spear. The first members of the platypus race were born.
While bats are unique in more than one way (they are the only mammal capable of powered flight) what makes them quite unique, (and unexplainable to evolutionists) is their echolocation. They have a totally amazing sonar by which they are able to feed and to navigate. Because their sight is quite bad, they mostly fly at night to avoid other predators. This sonar is so good that it is even better than that of the US Submarine Fleet and is being studied by the armed forces in order to make our sonar systems better. The bat is completely fit for flight. It has very light bones like birds and unlike other mammals. Some of their bones are reduced from those of other mammals and have fused cranial bones like birds to make them even lighter.
Bat bones tend to be light and slender (which accounts in part for the sparse fossil record of bats). As in birds, bats have some reduced bones, the radius and fibula are shortened and thin. Bats, like birds, also have fused cranial bones for additional lightness. The arrangement of the muscles is also designed for lightness and for flight. Unlike birds though, the bat’s ‘fingers’ end in a claw to grasp. Their hind knees point backward when bent unlike all other mammals. The first bat fossils from the Eocene are completely modern looking and show the specialization of the auditory region required for echolocation.
This wasp has a very interesting mode of reproduction. It plants its egg in a spider from which the egg feeds and while the spider continues living and making webs as normal for the 10-14 days the egg needs to grow. The egg then forces the spider (apparently by injecting a special secretion) to build a cocoon for it (somewhat, but not completely like the beginning of a web) and it then kills the spider and continues to grow in the cocoon until it is born. The construction needs to be quite exact and in the way the wasp requires or the wasp will die. The Hymenoepicemis’s manipulation of its spider host is probably the most finely directed alteration of behavior ever attributed to an insect parasitoid”
- William G. Eberhard, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. And this is the way the species reproduces!
Euglena is a single celled eukaryotic protist which is both a plant (has chlorophyll and makes its own food) and an animal (is capable of self motion by means of a flagellar ‘tail’). Oh yes, it also has an eye spot which allows it to use light for directional purposes. Quite a problem for evolution for several reasons. While bacteria are known to be able to ‘borrow’ DNA from other bacteria, eukaryotes, because of their nucleus and stronger cell walls cannot. As we know, one cannot descend from totally disparate species.
Butterflies, as we learned in school have a two stage process of being born. First when they come out of the egg, they become caterpillars. They then shed their outer skin and start transforming themselves into a pupa (cocoon) after some two weeks, the butterfly is born in all its glory. This well known fact is a serious problem for evolutionary theory. Evolution has long claimed (in spite of this well known fact) that the process of gestation and birth recapitulates evolution. However, other insects which arose much earlier do not reproduce this way and just a few species reproduce this way (frogs also reproduce after a transformation from egg to tadpole to frog, but interestingly, almost identical looking frogs of the same genus are born as tadpoles and by skipping the tadpole stage).
The Monarch is special and a problem to evolution in another way, it is the only insect that migrates. This is not surprising since insects are fairly small and short lived. The Monarch though migrates over several generations to its Mexican breeding grounds from all over the US and finds its way back, generations later to where it came from. Scientists are saying that it has a more accurate GPS system than the US. They cannot reproduce in the winter, so they would become extinct it they did not migrate. What no one can understand is how the knowledge of the migration site and the original summer homes is passed on through multiple generations.
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The fugu (also known as the pufferfish) was selected as one of the first species to have their entire genome sequenced due to the smallness of it. Like humans, it has some 30,000+ genes, however, its genome is only some 400 million DNA bases as opposed to the human’s 3 billion DNA bases. Scientists thought that this would make it easier to learn from the puffer fish how our genome works. Surprisingly, the fugu genes are so much like ours - even after some 400 million years of evolution since the fugu fish came about, that scientists were able to discover some 1,000 new genes in humans from their research on the fugu fish. This disproves the claim by evolutionists that the non-coding DNA is ‘junk’, clearly our genes could not be so close and our bodies so different if there was not something else in the non-coding regions that effected these changes. The closeness of our genes to the fugu also makes comical the evolutionist’s ‘tree of life’ and many of their supposed genetic ‘proofs’ of evolution.
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