Who or what was Peking Man?
If it is true that human beings are the latest product in a long line of evolutionary ancestors that were part human and part ape-like creature, there should be clear and decisive evidence in the fossil record to substantiate it. Billions of fossils should exist that illustrate the evolutionary progression of man from alleged ape-like ancestors. However, as we have conclusively proven elsewhere (cf. Harrub and Thompson, 2003; Thompson, et al., 2002), such evidence is lacking. As Colin Patterson, the late paleontologist, admitted several years ago, try though they might, with over a century of fossil searching by evolutionists, “there is not one…[transitional—JM] fossil for which one could make a watertight argument” (as quoted in Sunderland, 1984, p. 89). The elusive Peking Man is no exception.
In the 1920s and 30s, a few fossils were discovered near Beijing, China, which evolutionists believed were the remains of a transitional creature they dubbed Peking Man. Evolutionists were quick to call the fossils proof of transitional creatures on the road to “modern” man and proof of evolution—dating the fossils from between 300,000 and 800,000 years ago. However, scientists have found conflicting evidence from the same site. In 1933 several fossils of “modern” humans were also discovered, who were not supposed to be on the scene yet (“Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian,” 2011; “The Peking Man…,” 2011). Bottom line: though many evolutionists, in their desperation, still point to Peking Man as proof of evolution, there is literally no evidence to substantiate their claims. In 1941, the fossils mysteriously went missing. Gao Xing, a paleontologist and member of the Working Committee to Search for the Lost Skullcaps of Peking Man, said, “We don’t know where the bones are. They may well have been destroyed. But we have to look” (Melvin, 2005). How ironic it is, that the more evolution is examined, the more its alleged evidence goes mysteriously missing.
Harrub, Brad and Bert Thompson (2003), The Truth About Human Origins (Montgomery, AL: Apologetics Press).
Melvin, Sheila (2005), “Archaeology: Peking Man, Still Missing and Missed,” The New York Times: Healthscience, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/10/health/10iht-melvin.html.
Sunderland, Luther D. (1984), Evolution’s Enigma (San Diego, CA: Master Books).
“Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian” (2011), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: World Heritage Convention, http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/449.
“The Peking Man World Heritage Site at Zhoukoudian” (2011), Unesco and World Heritage Patrimoinemondial, http://www.unesco.org/ext/field/beijing/whc/pkm-site.htm.
Thompson, Bert, Brad Harrub, and Eric Lyons (2002), “Human Evolution and the ‘Record of the Rocks,’” Apologetics Press, http://www.apologeticspress.org/apPubPage.aspx?pub=1&issue=529.
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A video presentation by Gary DeMar
Is the Theory of Evolution really science? Or, is it religion masquerading as science? More importantly, what will happen to America if evolutionists are successful in removing the Creator from public life?
The Declaration of Independence states that we are endowed by our Creator with certain “unalienable rights.” America’s founding fathers believed that earthly governments cannot convey rights; this is God’s jurisdiction. Governments must protect what only our Creator can give. But if science as it claims has demonstrated that there is no Creator, from where (or what) do our rights come?
To avoid anarchy, a nation that removes God must turn to the State to grant rights. Scientific reason becomes the new God, and scientists the new priests. As politics change, the State can determine that it no longer wants to allow its citizens to have a right that it once graciously granted. Read a little further in history textbooks and you will see that we are repeating the mistakes of the past. The bloody French Revolution and the rise of Marxism in the Russian Revolution may give you some idea where America could be headed.
Filmed during the Defending the Faith Conference at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in early 2005, The Religion of Evolution exposes the religious foundation and political implications of the theory of evolution. Gary DeMar (President of American Vision) will show you why evolution is really a false religion masquerading as science and how it was purposefully designed to be the antithesis of the Christian faith. You will also learn what happens when societies remove God from their public life. The DVD package also includes a 40-page booklet which expands upon the content discussed in the presentation.
“This DVD explains in 45 minutes what sociologists and psychologists have been unable to explain in 150 years. DeMar exposes the hidden consequences of the theory of evolution; how it has affected the worldoutside of the biology lab. Evolution is a worldview and as such it informs how its disciples will live and act in the world. Christians must be aware of this and be able to show that evolution, when consistently believed and applied, can be used to justify anythingeven mass murder and ethnic cleansing.” Eric Rauch (Editor-in-chief, ChristianReader.com)