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Foot prints in the sand disrupting evolutionary theory

Credit: Michael Mazzamuto/Flickr/Creative Commons

Credit: Michael Mazzamuto/Flickr/Creative Commons

The discovery of human footprints embedded in sedimentary rock on the island of Crete a couple of weeks back is causing major problems for those promoting evolutionary theory.

Somebody was basically taking a leisurely walk on a beach that later hardened into rock.

According to those who have studied the 50 feet of tracks, these footprints basically match today’s human foot print with a large big toe and the ball found on the heel. Both of which are not found in apes that have distinctly different feet.

Human footprints on Crete. Credit: Phys.org

Human footprints on Crete. Credit: Phys.org

But here is the problem. Based on the fossils discovered in nearby sediment, evolutionists believe the human footprints are 5.7 million years old.

This is disrupting the theory that man evolved from apes somewhere in Africa. As the National Post noted the discovery suggests “human ancestors may have existed in Crete at the same time as they evolved in Africa.”

Of course, Crete is closer to the Biblical origins of humanity, the Middle East. The discovery also has humans existing with much older animals, again this is not a problem for people who believe God created man and animals at the same time.

But it is is causing a major headache for evolutionists. They hate facts getting in the way of theory.

Despite a similarity to today’s modern human foot, to get around this problem they classified the Crete feet as being from hominims, a branch between ape and human.

But as one creation scientists wryly noted this means that if you support the theory of evolution, the human foot has not changed for nearly 5.7 million years — a miracle in itself.

This is not even the first time this has happened. Human foot prints found in Tanzania presented exactly the same problem.

A 75 foot trail of human foot prints were discovered in 1978 in a layer of volcanic ash believed to be 3.75 million years old. This was also impossible, because it made the human footprints older than the infamous Lucy discovered in 1974 and classified as a hominim — australophithecine.

How could a human be older than the half man, half ape Lucy that he or she supposedly evolved from?

Referred to as the Laetoli footprints, a 1983 article in New Scientist magazine said they were “indistinguishable from those of modern humans.” While an article in a 1990 Natural History article said if the “footprints were not known to be so old, we would readily conclude that they were made by members of our genus.”

Let me summarize what is being said here: though these are identical to modern human footprints, our theory of evolution says they can’t be human, therefore they are not human footprints.

So they relegated the Laetoli footprints to an older ape-like branch of humans to make them part of their evolutionary belief system.

The footprints discovered in Crete are even more problematic because they are apparently even older.

Talk about disrupting the evolutionary timeline.

We have all seen the drawings of apes progressively evolving into a walking upright man over millions of years found in high school text books around the world.

If evolutionists are concerned about accuracy, they will now have to put a human at the beginning of this drawing, that slowly de-evolves down to an ape, then then back to human.

But I doubt we will see that any time soon.

Of course, a second issue for Christians is the millions of years typically thrown out by evolutionists. But facts are even challenging this premise.

Scientists are now routinely discovering soft organic material — blood, blood vessels, cartilage — in dinosaur bones thought to be a hundred million years old.

In 2016, an Italian scientist looking at 75 million year old dinosaur bones from Canada discovered blood. Sergio Bertazzo from Italy’s Imperial Museum told the English newspaper, The Guardian:

“One morning, I turned on the microscope, increased the magnification, and thought ‘wait – that looks like blood!’

They immediately presumed it was human blood, but tests showed it wasn’t and concluded this was actually the dinosaur’s blood.

This wasn’t the first time soft organic material was found in dinosaur bones that is now routinely found in dinosaur remains around the world.

So how could there still be soft, organic material in bones thought to be nearly 100 million years old. It can’t, if it is actually that old.

The problem compounded when they carbon dated the organic material inside these dinosaur bones dating 16 different samples between 22,000 to 39,000 years of age.

They were not the tens of millions of years old that evolutionary theory required them to be.

However, what is not widely promoted in evolutionary text books is that fossilization can take place in a matter of a few years. Fossilization is no indicator of age.



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