It’s no secret that evolutionists believe that we are related to primates (apes, monkeys, marmosets and lemurs). They believe that we all share an evolutionary connection in our genes with them. So it should be no surprise that when evolutionary scientists conduct research involving primates that they seem to find a way to involve mankind.
In the latest of such works, biologists from UCLA studied the faces of 129 adult primates from Central and South America. They wanted to see if they could determine what role evolution played in the different facial patterns among them.
Associate professor Michael Alfaro explained their project this way:
If you look at New World primates, you’re immediately struck by the rich diversity of faces. You see bright red faces, moustaches, hair tufts and much more. There are unanswered questions about how faces evolve and what factors explain the evolution of facial features. We’re very visually oriented, and we get a lot of information from the face.
Alfaro and his team separated the faces into 14 distinct regions. Then they gave each region a ‘facial complexity score’ based on the color of hair and skin, along with the amount of hair. They then analyzed how the different environments the various primates were found in, related to the differences in their faces. Factors such as longitude, latitude, sun exposure, and moisture were all plotted into their study.
Finally, they turned to the supposed evolutionary history of each kind of face and when they thought the different primate groups split from each other. They added their implied evolutionary timeframes to the rest of the study.
What they found was that primates that were more social and lived in larger groups had less facial hair than those that were more solitary or lived in much smaller families. Bare faces reveal more facial expressions and primates that live in larger social groups frequently use facial expressions to communicate. More solitary primates use little facial communication and thus having more facial hair is not a problem.
They also discovered that the primates that lived closer to the equator, which is a hotter climate, had darker skin and hair around the eyes. The further away from the equator the primates lived, the lighter the skin and hair was around their eyes and they also had a tendency to have longer hair. Those primates that lived in more humid climates had darker skin and hair around the mouth and nose.
The results of the study were quite interesting but had nothing to do with evolution. Like so many evolutionists, these scientists equate adaptation, both environmental and social, as being the results of evolution, when in reality it is the exact opposite, but that did not stop them from trying to explain their results as a result of evolutionary pressures that drove the difference species and populations to develop such diverse faces.
Change is not evolution. Evolution requires an ever increasing amount of NEW genetic information and none of these processes observed in the primates provide any evidence of such.
What they found was evidence of population genetics as well as the distinction of different species and adaptation to different environments and social structures. None of these pressures really support evolution as they are generally the result of gene re-arrangement, the expression of different genes that already existed or the loss of genetic variation.
This actually fits well with the biblical creationist model that says that everything since the Fall has been steadily winding down. As organisms have been spreading out into new environments since the Genesis Flood, they have separated from parent populations resulting in the loss of some of the genetic diversity found in the parent population. Each time these populations split from each the more genetic information is eventually loss.
Notice the downward trend which is the exact opposite of what evolution needs. Therefore, the results of this study are easily explained from a biblical perspective.
Evolution Is Written All Over Your Face, Science Daily, Jan. 11, 2012.
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