Tuesday, 26 July 2011

A modern example of an evolutionary hoax

>>>Caution, video content is not for the faint hearted!

Watch the video and it may seem very convincing, but is there a real case for what they are saying, or is this just another example of forcing a worldview into the world around us?

One of the claims in the video is, if the giraffe had an intelligent designer, then the nerve would run the shorter route instead of going a long way down and back up again. Therefore it would be a very bad design, if designed.

The only supposed alternative answer is that the whole thing is a process of evolution, as supposedly demonstrated by the animation at the end of the video.


The well known scientific book 'Gray's anatomy' has an answer about why the nerve takes a long route to its destination.

----PLEASE NOTE---- some have suggested quoting Grays anatomy is about the human body, but if you watch the beginning of the video, the issue was initially about the nerve in the human body, then it went on to talk about the giraffe.

"As the recurrent nerve hooks around the subclavian artery or aorta, it gives off several cardiac filaments to the deep part of the cardiac plexus. As it ascends in the neck it gives off branches, more numerous on the left than on the right side, to the mucous membrane and muscular coat of the esophagus; branches to the mucous membrane and muscular fibers of the trachea; and some pharyngeal filaments to the Constrictor pharyngis inferior."

available to read online here: http://www.theodora.com/anatomy/the_vagus_nerve.html

So given the two 'scientific' points of view here, we have to ask which one is correct? If the nerve has been found to have a function in the area it hooks around, then surely this hoax belongs with the hoaxes of past, such as piltdown man which people were fooled about for 40 years.

Perhaps we should follow the gut reaction that was recorded in the same video of the disection of that giraffe:

It is with this reality that I would plead with you to re-examine your worldview, as many people devise excuses for denying the existence of an all powerful Creator of the universe. The day will come when we have to give an account of all our thought life, words and actions to the one who gave us life. please read this article here while listening to your God-given conscience.

Proverbs 14:12
"There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death."

More examples of hoaxes (old and new)

(more info coming soon)

Richard Dawkins and that giraffe video
- A conflict between Dawkins and Grey's anatomy

Haekel's Embryo Fraud (around for over 100 years!)
What makes this so bad is that these drawings continued to be used in biology textbooks AFTER they were discovered as fake. See our indepth article here

Lucy - was she a missing link?

Nebraska Man
Turned out to be just a pig tooth, but that did not stop the imagination of the believer going wild:

More examples of more modern hoaxes (more info coming soon)

Remember the fanfare over this 'missing link'? (example articles when this was revealed in the media: The Guardian National Geographic)

So much media coverage and then it all died down. What you did not see was ANY fanfare regarding the great doubts over the validity of the 'missing link'

"Her arrival was announced with unrestrained razzmatazz. She was the "eighth wonder of the world", "our Mona Lisa" and an evolutionary "Rosetta Stone", according to the researchers who unveiled her..... Or maybe not. Writing in the journal, Nature, a team of palaeontologists from New York claim that Ida is not related to humans at all. Instead, they conclude, the $1m fossil looks more like a small lemur or maybe a loris." from The Guardian

Read similar article here: BBC News

A example of an old evolutionary hoax

For more than 40 years countless people believed a lie. Collected in 1912 from a gravel pit in Piltdown, East Sussex, England, Piltdown man is perhaps the most famous paleontological hoax ever.

"The Piltdown man hoax had succeeded so well because, at the time of its discovery, the scientific establishment had believed that the large modern brain had preceded the modern omnivorous diet, and the forgery had provided exactly that evidence." source wikipedia

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One has to ask if for more than 40 years people can be deceived by such a thing, and modern deceptions happen in similar stead, how can we believe what we are told? Why would people believe such a lie?

Evolution is often used to hide from the reality of God. People do not want to find God for the same reason a thief does not run to a policeman. The conscience of a guilty thief would cause him to hide from the law: However, Your thoughts and actions are not hidden from God: and on the day of Judgment there will be no hiding place- every thought you have had, every word you have uttered, every action you have done "all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account." Hebrews 4:13.
Question. Have you ever taken God’s Name in vain? “the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain.”Exodus 20:7. God sets the standards: what is right and wrong - He has written His moral law on your heart so you are “without excuse” Romans 1:18-32.

You know its wrong to lie, to steal, to lust: A good God will punish all the wrongs of this world by His standards. "He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with His truth." Psalm 96:13. God's ‘prison’ is eternal punishment in Hell, a place of torment, where no good thing dwells.

So how can you be reconciled to God?

No good works will bribe a good God - “by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight” Romans 3:20

God has made a way for you to get right with Him: Jesus Christ came and lived a perfect life, then died on the Cross to take the punishment you deserve. He was dead and buried, but rose from the grave on the third day, defeating the power of death. He calls you to turn from sin (repent) and trust in Him and His Word (The Bible). God can give you a new heart, Call out to Him for forgiveness. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17  Tomorrow is not guaranteed - Turn to Him today!

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A Real Truth

What if a scientist told you that your every thought from the day you were born has been recorded and will be shown tonight on National TV? And not only that, but a website will flash across the screen during the program, directing all of your friends and family to where they can watch all of your thoughts about them. How many people would be angry with you? Everyone? Would you be angry with yourself? Your thought life reveals the real unrestrained you. Most people think they're good enough to get to Heaven and God won't send them to Hell, but God has seen every one of your wicked thoughts and actions. He's seen every time you've broken His commandments, lusting over someone you're not married to, lying and stealing (no matter how little); every time you've carved a false idol of God in your mind, a corrupt god that will turn a blind eye to your sin. Every time you've used His Holy Name in vain, using the name of the One who gave you life in place of a curse word. You wouldn’t do that with Hitler's name, but you do it with God’s Name! The "Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain," (Exodus 20:7) and "every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgement." (Matthew 12:36) Be honest with yourself: when you face God on Judgment Day - keeping in mind that He's seen your every wicked thought and action - will He find you innocent or guilty? If God gives you what you deserve, should He send you to Heaven or Hell? God has written His moral law on your heart so you are "without excuse;" (Romans 1:18-32) you know it is wrong to lie, to steal, to lust, and to curse because God gave you a conscience to know right from wrong. Your own conscience demands justice!

Imagine a courtroom scene where a child rapist is coming before the judge for sentencing. But instead of giving him what justice demands, the judge lets the rapist go free because he is a “nice guy”
who has given to charity and goes to church every Sunday. You would be outraged; and you should be! Yet most people think the High and Holy God is just like this corrupt judge, and that they can bribe Him with their “good deeds” so that He'll overlook their sin.
Again, what would you think if the judge said to the rapist, “I'm a very loving judge, so I'll just let you go free?” You would not think that the judge was loving at all, but that he was corrupt and not worthy to be a judge! Yet most people expect the Holy God Who is “the judge of all the earth” (Genesis 18:25) to be just that corrupt with them, and overlook their sin.

Infinite Love and Goodness demands Infinite Justice. Because God's love and justice are infinite He won't just punish murderers and rapists, but He'll punish ALL sin wherever it's found. That's why "the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Corinthians 6:9) "No thief, no sexually immoral person, no idolater will enter Heaven" (1 Corinthians 6:10) and "all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone." (Revelation 21:8) Now the question for you, dear reader, is this: is there any
hope for someone like you? Is there any hope for the person who has defied God time and again by rebelling against His will and refusing to love and worship Him? Is there any hope for the criminal who stands guilty in the courtroom of God? Yes there is! There is forgiveness with God!

The Gospel (“Good News”) is this:
Imagine you are in a human courtroom and the judge finds you guilty, and because he's just, gives you the maximum fine of ten million pounds. But there is no way you can pay the fine, so you're about to spend the rest of your life in jail. Then someone steps into the courtroom you've never met before and says, "I've sold all my worldly goods to pay your fine." Your fine has been paid, so justice has been served and you're free to go! Well 2000 years ago God became a man, Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, led a sinless life and then suffered and died hanging on a cross to pay the penalty in full for all your sins. Then He rose again in triumph over all the powers of death and darkness, so that in Him we can have eternal life. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) But it's not enough to merely believe “intellectually” in order to be forgiven by God. The Bible says that even the demons believe intellectually! (James 2:19) But in order to have real forgiveness, you must repent, as Jesus Himself said: "unless you repent you will also perish." (Luke 13:3) And repentance means turning fully away from your life of sin and turning fully to God, trusting in Jesus Christ ALONE to save you and not your own deeds; trusting in Him as the One Who willingly stood in your place on the cross, taking God's wrath for you; the wrath YOU deserve.

What are you waiting for; don't gamble with your eternal salvation! “Your life is a vapour,” (James 4:14) and you have no way of knowing which second will be your last. “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7) God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desires for you to turn from your sins and live! (Ezekiel 18:23)

You have a personal invitation from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)

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