Sunday, April 27, 2008

Suppositions Upon Suppositions

You probably heard the new National Geographic report stating that man was almost wiped out about 70,000 years ago then started back on the road to recovery. Here's Answers in Genesis' take on the subject:

The way the news sources present this chapter of human history, you
might think it were written on stone tablets—an unquestionable fact in the
history of man. In fact, the story is a piecemeal elaboration from several
separate research projects of what may have been—if you accept a number of
The family tree the team constructed showed an ancient divide
in early humans (a divide they date to 90,000–150,000 years ago). The legacies
of this divide are different mitochondrial lineages: one set found in the
Khoisan people, other sets found in Africa, and eventually worldwide. The BBC
News notes that Africans today harbor a mixture of these lineages.
researchers then took these facts and built one interpretation of the
facts—their “epic story”—based on evolutionary assumptions. Most critical is the
assumption that comparing differences in mtDNA can lead to near-perfect family
trees, along with the assumption of around 5000 years for each mtDNA mutation,
which allows evolutionists to put such old dates on these happenings. These in
turn are based directly on evolutionary ideas about when humans and chimpanzees
shared a common ancestor (and thus looking at differences between humans and
chimpanzees and then interpolating mtDNA changes in the time since then).
researchers also built their story on the assumptions that humankind originated
in Africa and that climate change in the past 150,000 years affected early
humankind. And, of course, these assumptions are based on other evolutionary
interpretations of various legitimate studies, with those interpretations also
based on assumptions as well!

In other words, the researchers start off bending and stretching the facts, until they are no longer recognizable. Every day seems like the Evolutionists change their story, but the Bible never changes.