I love to ask young people what troglodytes are and then wait for their responses. The answer I hear the most is that it is some kind of monster from a science fiction movie. Rarely do I hear the right answer, so today, I hope to teach you a new word – troglodyte.
A troglodyte use to refer to any person from ancient times that lived in caves. Today, the term is used by biologists to refer to any animal that lives its life in the darkness of caves. This includes insects, fish, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans and many other forms of life.
Evolutionists like to use troglodytes to help prove their belief in millions of years of natural godless processes. They often point out that many cave dwellers have lost most body color and eyesight. There are blind cave fish and crawfish as well as crickets and in many cases they are all white.
The evolutionists say that thousands of years ago creatures like the white blind cave fish were trapped inside the cave. Through the centuries, the fish no longer needed their eyes in the darkness so the eyes became less functional and smaller until the point where they are just small spots of tissue that we see today. The fish also no longer needed any coloration in their skin, so they eventually lost their skin pigments.
And there you have it, evolution in action.
But is it really evolution?
Did the fish change into anything other than a fish? Did the crickets or crayfish turn into anything other than what they were?
The only thing I see happening to them is that they became a small population trapped inside the cave. Over the generations the lost some of the genetic variety they once had until now they have lost their eyesight and color.
This is nothing more than genetics in action and has nothing to do with evolution. If anything, it has to do with a world cursed by sin, that has been steadily running down and decaying since sin entered creation about 6,000 years ago.
So if you want to impress your friends ask them if they know what a troglodyte is and when they don’t know you can tell them what the word means. Also take the opportunity to teach them about the effects of sin on a cursed world and then share with them the need for Jesus Christ.