posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 08:27 AM
The use of the term 'missing link' is misleading. Gradual changes are called micro-evolution which no one disputes(not even the Catholic Church).
It's what Darwin called 'survival of the fittest'. So 2 million years ago an ape-like creature took on some new characteristics but still remained
The aspect of evolution, which Darwin could NOT explain by the way, is that over time you get a completely new species and the problem with this
theory from the point of view of fossils is that there aren't ANY intermediate fossils that are half one thing and half another thing. I'm not just
talking about human fossils. I'm talking about ALL fossils. There are thousands of fossils of trilobytes of varying sizes, some longer, some shorter
but they're all trilobytes, not half trilobyte and half something else.
After the mass extinctions that happened every 65 million years or so, you get an explosion of completely new species but no 'missing links' of any
The problem with Evolution is that it's proponents point to it's successes like micro-evolution and ignore it's failures like missing links.
Take apes and humans. All apes have 48 chromosomes. Humans have 46. Evolutionists would have you believe that somewhere, somehow an ape-ancentor was
born with only 46 chromosomes and was somehow able to mate with a 48 chromosome partner to produce a whole new race of 46 chromosome offspring ie.
humans. There is another identical situation that demonstrates how ludicrous this is.
Horses have 48 chromosomes and donkeys have 46(or vice versa I forget which). When you mate a horse with a donkey, you get a mule. Mules have 47
chromosomes and are sterile. Mules can mate with other mules all day long but will NOT have any offspring.
You ask any evolutionary geneticist or biologist how they can explain this discrepancy and their eyes glaze over and they mumble something that sounds
like 'I don't know.'
I wish I could remember the name of a Nobel prize-winning scientist, who said that if the theory of evolution were tested the same way with the same
rigor as any other scientific theory was tested, it would fail miserably.