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A whale of a story and we are not talking about Jonah


You may have read articles, complete with images, showing whales with legs. Scientists claim they have found the fossilized remains of half whales, half animals that were the halfway point — a transition — as animals moved to the ocean to become whales.

If you visit any number of museums such as the Paris Natural History Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature, New York’s American Museum of Natural History and Australia’s Melbourne Museum, you will find drawings or even full-sized plaster replicas of these walking whales on display as evolutionary evidence.

At first glance those pictures look convincing, but all is not as it seems.

Dr Carl Werner received his doctorate in medicine, today, he has a different goal. He is taking a closer look at evolutionary science.

Over the last 15 years, Werner studied these findings that land animals lost their legs, developed fins and blow holes and began swimming in the oceans. This included examining the original fossils and interviewing the scientists who found them. Three different whales have been discovered providing evidence of this evolution — Rodhocetus, Pakicetus and Ambulocetus.

The first of the three walking whales, Rodhocetus, was discovered in 1994 by Dr. Phil Gingerich of the University of Michigan. Though it had no blow-hole, it had the tail and flippers of a whale and was pictured as a walking whale.

The walking whale © 2014 John Sibbick The Trustees of the Natural History Museum London

The walking whale © 2014 John Sibbick The Trustees of the Natural History Museum London

In 2001, Werner visited Dr. Gingerich to interview the scientist and look at the original bones. What he found surprised him. The fossilized remains didn’t match what he saw in the drawing or plaster models. (Watch Werner’s interview with Dr. Gingerich in the video above.)

In his news release, Werner said:

“I went to the museum to see the actual fossils and film the interview. When I arrived, I noticed that the fossils of the most spectacular aspect of Rodhocetus were missing. There were no fossils of the arms and tail yet they had flippers and a whale’s tail on the diagram. When I pointed this out to Dr. Gingerich in the interview, he retracted his claim that Rodhocetus had flippers or a fluke. His admission in this interview was simply stunning. My confidence was shaken.”

With out the flippers and tail, there was no evidence this was whale..

So Werner decided to look at the original bones of the other two whales. He discovered a similar thing happening with these fossils as well — whale parts added because they didn’t exist in the original fossils.

Drawings of the other two whales showed them with partial blowholes as part of they transition into animals, but in fact they did not have one at all. These whale-like blow-holes were added to the fossils. In the video below, you can see how the blow-hole was added to Ambulocetus:

Summing up his findings, Werner found:

  • Whale blowholes added to Pakicetus and Ambulocetus because they didn’t have blow holes.
  • Rodhocetus didn’t have a tale fluke, so one was added.
  • Rodhocetus and Pakicetus had no front fins, so fins were added.

Werner discovered several other contradictory facts that call into question that these are whales transitioning into animals, which he mentions in his news release below.

Nevertheless, many evolutionists are convinced this is what happened and have no qualms adding parts when none exist. These whales hanging in museums may eventually make their way into text books as evidence of evolution.

While some evolutionists like to mock Christians for their faith, as we can see from this whale of a story, evolution is also clearly a matter of faith, as the book of Hebrews describes it — the evidence of things not seen.

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