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Cro-Magnon Man: Nothing but a “Modern” Man

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By Jeff Miller, Ph.D.

Cro-magnon-Just-Human-JM2If macroevolution is true—if human beings are the result of millions of years of gradual evolution from an ancient, single-celled life form—there should be abundant evidence in the fossil record that verifies such a contention. There should be billions of transitional fossils—fossils of intermediate creatures mid-way in their evolution between animal kinds. To the dismay of the evolutionary community, such evidence is conspicuously missing. Renown evolutionary paleontologist of Harvard University, Stephen J. Gould, admitted some thirty years ago what remains true today:

The absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design, indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution (Gould, 1980, 6[1]:127, emp. added).

Colin Patterson, the late paleontologist who served as the editor of the professional journal published by the British Museum of Natural History in London, even conceded:

I fully agree with your comments on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them…. Yet Gould and the American Museum people are hard to contradict when they say there are no transitional forms…. I will it lay it on the line—there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument (Patterson, 1979, 19[8]:8, emp. added)….

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  • G. Macher

    Gould was often wrong but rarely uncertain, I am surprised he admitted the lack of fossil evidence, especially since he said during an interview on TV (60 Minutes, perhaps) that evolution was not a theory any longer!

    • Jeff Dixon

      Fossilization is a rare event. It is surprising that we have the number of fossils that have been found given how unusual it is for animals to be in the necessary conditions to become fossils when they died. However, even given these circumstances, there are still thousands of transitional fossils known to science, including those illustrating the evolution of modern fish, the transition of fish to amphibians, amphibians to reptiles, reptiles to birds, reptiles to mammals, and the evolution of human beings (as well as many other species).

      Here is a good link on the evidence for evolution.

  • edc

    Atheist are quick to jump on anything that might be considered “evidence” of evolution because they know that the only alternative is creation, and they are never going to accept that there is a more intelligent being that themselves. They are their own god and humanism is their religion.

    • Seymour Kleerly

      God created nature. Evolution is part of nature.

      • Mex Seiko

        You wish.

        • Seymour Kleerly

          Please explain?

          • Mex Seiko

            God created nature. Darwin created evolution.

          • Seymour Kleerly

            So there was no kind of evolution on earth before Darwin. Wow!, he was more influencial than I ever imagined.

          • Mex Seiko

            Don’t loose sight that evolution is only theory created by Darwin. His influence is only in your mind.

  • blackhawk132

    Without a maker ‘ Nothing can ever be made. Nothing always results in nothing.


    An Open question to all Evolution Accepting Scientists: Please set up, and conduct an experiment, which proves the backbone of your theory that “DEAD STUFF CAN WITH MUCH TIME CREATE LIFE”.
    In other words, enough lies, begin with the truth, IF YOU STILL REMEMBER IT!


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