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Written by Ben Winslett   
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 09:03

 

I was flipping through a photogallery on Fox News' website while enjoying my morning coffee and noticed a bit of evolutionist philosophy in one of the slides. The gallery was supposedly the "best Science Photos of the Week." Science, eh? Sounds neat. I love true science and am always eager to check out pictures of scientific findings, especially astronomical.

Well, as you would expect, the gallery was a mixture of science and religion (not ours, but the religion of evolution). It is laughable that in one slide there was a picture of Saturn (true science, observable); and in another slide there was an artist's painting of a Plesiosaur some so called "millions of years ago." I didn't realize the imagination of an artist was science...silly me.

So then I came to a slide about the development of the brains of premature babies [See the slide here]. The Caption under the photo was as follows:

"A study undertaken to help with abnormal brain development in premature babies has revealed evolution's imprint on the human brain. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that the human brain regions that grow the most during infancy and childhood are nearly identical to the brain regions with the most changes when human brains are compared to those of apes and monkeys."

Evolution's imprint?

According to this logic, because the same regions of human and ape brains develop in like order, this proves that men evolved from apes. Hmm, or does it? Maybe this only proves that men and apes had the same designer?

The internal combustion engine on my 1985 Suzuki Quadrunner has a piston and spark plug that fires, igniting the fuel in the cylinder to push the piston downward. The internal combustion engine in my 2006 Uplander has 6 pistons and spark plugs that fire, igniting the fuel in each cylinder, pushing their respective pistons downward. Does this mean my 2006 Uplander evolved from a 1985 Suzuki? No, it means they were based upon a common design: The internal combustion engine.

Here is another example. A 2006 Pontiac Montana and a 2006 Chevrolet Uplander share many common parts and even the same basic design. Does this indicate that one of these automobiles evolved from the other? Does it indicate they have a common ancestor? Why, no, not at all. It indicates they had a common DESIGNER: General Motors.

Similarities found between the development of human brains and ape brains do not indicate evolution, they indicate a common designer. That Designer is Jesus Christ, the Lord of Glory.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.- John 1:1-3


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