31 July 2004 

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Q: What do the dotted lines mean in the ‘evolutionary tree’?

Quotable quote:

‘If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behaviour to keep it within acceptable ranges? That’s how I thought anyway. I always believed the theory of evolution as truth, that we all just came from the slime. When we, when we died, you know, that was it, there is nothing …’

– Jeffrey Dahmer, in an interview with Stone Phillips, Dateline NBC, 29 November 1994.

A: Here’s a practical example. When evolutionists draw man’s family tree, they start with some ancestor that’s supposedly common to both apes and man. They then draw lines from this common ancestor branching out to various creatures that evolved at different times. At the end of one of the branches, they show human beings. One ends up with a picture that looks like the trunk of a tree with all sorts of branches leading in different directions.

Evolutionary books are full of such evolutionary trees that look so convincing for evolution.

There are many such evolutionary trees from various sources over the years which have been copied for AiG’s files. In every instance so far, all the branches are joined to the main stem by dotted lines. What does this mean? It means this is how this creature was supposed to have evolved—but they don’t have any transitional or ‘in-between’ forms to prove it! The dotted lines mean they simply don’t have the evidence!

What one sees instead is that scientists find distinct kinds of animals, just as we’d expect from Genesis!

Recommended resources:

Lucy, She's No Lady!
Lucy, She's No Lady! (DVD)
Evolution: The Fossils Still Say No!
Evolution: The Fossils Still Say No! (softcover)
Buried Alive
Buried Alive (softcover)
The Answers Book
The Answers Book (softcover)

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26 July: Creation teaching makes a difference
27 July: ‘I can now do it on my own …’
28 July: Psst—do you read …
29 July: One Blood Chapter 8: ‘Stone age’ people
30 July: Trilobites on the Ark?


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