As I review Dr. Carl Werner’s book, “Evolution, the Grand Experiment,” you’ve all been anxiously awaiting the next installment.
Chapter 9 is really no big deal.
In fact, I find Dr. Werner just a little bit fairer in this chapter. He says that the fossil record does not support bat ancestors, but this is the first time he says, “Evolutionists believe that since fossilization is a chance event and rarely occurs, the fossil record can, at times, be incomplete.”
Well there you have it. He follows that sentence with a paragraph about “those who oppose evolution.”
It’s like an M. Night Shamalanadingdong movie. “Those who wish to remain anonymous who oppose evolution, those of whom we do not speak.” I’d love it if he named some of these opponents. He named Duane Gish in the last chapter, but we already knew he opposed evolution.
Dr. Gish’s body odor alone proves evolution.
There are two call-out boxes with interview snippets from a Dr. Gary Morgan and Dr. Gunter Viohl. Both say that despite the hope of finding a fossil for a bat ancestor, they can’t produce one.
Dr. Viohl’s quote is particularly interesting, because he says, “We have no evidence for this evolution. The bats appear perfectly developed in the Eocene.”
I think I have well established that this is a creationist book dressed up as a “fair and balanced” objective peek at evolution. I find it odd that they want to point out that these animals suddenly appear in the fossil record during the time period that they are said to appear in. There are millions of years between trilobites and bats. It says so in Dr. Werner’s text. When is he going to argue for the creationist side and say, “See, they showed up all at the same time!” He’s pretty well establishing that even he agrees that they show up at different periods millions of years ago.
The rest of the chapter is pictures and two more quotes by real scientists on the final page. They both concur there is no evidence for bat evolution.
The final words of the chapter say, “Is there evidence that bat’s evolved? What do you think?”
Well, Dr. Werner, it appears you have made definitive case that bat evolution based on the fossil record, did not happen. That doesn’t mean it didn’t. Where is the chapter on DNA evidence? What’s that? Hmm? There is what? There’s not a chapter on DNA evidence? Oh, well, that’s weird. Evolution doesn’t depend on the fossil record. If it did, surely we’d be royally fucked.
I <3 Dr. Carl Werner.
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