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Revealed Through Creation - 10. Do living things evolve or devolve?

10. DO LIVING THINGS EVOLVE OR DEVOLVE?  

 

 

The theory of evolution is based on the theory that living things evolve from one species into another.  Example; perhaps fish grew legs and developed into lizards, and then latter lizards grew wings and developed into birds.  But no matter how hard they search; no one has ever found the missing links to support this theory.  Although scientist have found fish that can fly, and fish that can grow legs. No matter how many thousands of years you go back, these fish have always been able to fly, and those that grow legs, have always had the ability to grow legs.  Over thousands of years these fish, both the flying fish and the walking fish have failed to show any indication that they may be evolving from one species into another.

 

Just as no species as ever evolved from one species to another, also no species has ever devolved from one species to another.  However we do have evidence of living things devolving.

 

Examples:

 

• Blind fish:  Species of fish that apparently once could see, but after spending many generations living in the dark, have now lost the use of their eyes.

 

• Flightless birds:  Species of birds that apparently once could fly, but after spending many generations living on the ground, have now lost the use of their wings.

 

• Legless lizards:  Species of lizards that apparently once could walk, but after spending many generations living on their bellies, have now lost the use of their legs.

 

What about mankind?  Mankind over the generations (like many animals) has got larger and then smaller, weaker and then stronger, larger lung capacity (when living at altitude) smaller lung capacity (when living at sea level).  What about the brain capacity of mankind over the generations?  Does using our brain to full capacity increase the brain capacity of our children?  Does not using our brain to full capacity decrease the brain capacity of our children?

 

In the past, strong supporters of the theory of evolution (believing that mankind descended from apes) were of the opinion that early mankind (like the apes) had a much smaller brain capacity than does modern mankind.  However as we find more and more complete fossil remains of early mankind, it becomes evident, that early mankind’s brain capacity was (if anything) larger than modern man’s brain capacity.

 

Is there any evidence mankind’s brain capacity (or our knowledge) having ever declined?  Yes there is.

 

• Archaeologists have discovered on the island of Crete, the remains of an ancient civilization dating back (they believe) 5,000 years. The architecture this civilization (including hinged doors and flushing toilets) roads, and buildings, (for it size) even rivalled the quality of Rome’s architecture at the height of its glory.  

 

• Archaeological and historical evidence supports as fact: When the Roman Army marched into battle (early second century), they were accompanied by surgeons, who not only cut off damaged limbs, they were also both skilled in using drugs as anaesthetics and in tying off of blood vessels.  The armies of the American Civil War were the first modern armies to have surgeons skilled with drugs as anaesthetics, and it wasn’t until the First World War, that modern surgeons became skilled in tying off of blood vessels.   

 

• Archeological and historical evidence also supports as fact:  The Romans were fully aware of the possibility of cross contamination. For this reason Roman military hospitals were designed with multiple small wards, with a maximum of only four beds per room, and close to the operating theaters there would be rooms for the cleaning and heat sterilizing of theater tools between operations. Also when Romans soldiers received a blow to the head causing the skill to crack and press in on the brain, Roman surgeons would remove broken pieces, thus relieving the pressure on the brain.

 

Archeological evidence also reveals to us that ancient Greeks and Egyptians and South American Incas (prior to the coming of the white man) all had surgeons who carried out this type of brain surgery, with the majority of patents surviving to live a moral life. 

 

The writer of an article in “The History of the Ancient and Medieval World.” Vol 1, Page 97, under the heading, “Prehistoric Brain Surgery”, credits what he calls humans of the Neolithic period, (Europeans of prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages) from Russia to the Netherlands of performing this type brain surgery stating, “That the patient typically did survive the operation.”  

 

Modern surgeons didn’t attempt this type of brain surgery until the 19th century.  Then at first, because most surgeons knew little about cross contamination and the need to clean and sterilize theater tools, the death rate was very high.  

 

• During the height of the British Empire (the 1800s), here was many a man who would have no problem adding up in his head, a page long column of multi-digit figures, and also divide or multiply multi-digit figures in his head.  A skill often passed on from father to son, but now with the advent of calculators and computers, this skill as largely been lost.

 

• Even today, some people (notably card players, detectives and taxi drivers) have photographic memories.  They only need to look at something once, and they would instantly remember it in complete detail. 

 

• Today, some people with mental problems and unable to use most of their brain have become outstanding genius in one limited area. Maybe a mathematical genius, musical genius, or an art genius.  This shows the hidden capacity that mankind has in his brain, but most of us never use. 

 

The question is, not only how large was the brain capacity of early mankind, but also how much of that capacity did they use?  

 

On the day Adam was created, he was created fully developed and perfect in very way.  On that day his brain capacity, and his ability to use that brain capacity was that good, that when God past all the animals and birds of the earth in front of Adam, in one day Adam was not only able to identify and name every single animal and bird, he was also able to remember the description and name of every single animal and bird. So that latter he could pass that information on to the next generation.  Who in turn had ability, not only to take in all this information, but also the ability to pass it all on to next generation, and so on it went.  

 

These early men had brains that were better than a computer and better than a 3D camera all rolled into one.  Noah, who had possibly never seen a vessel much larger than a row boat in his life; only needed to be given the most basic of information, before taking on the task of building the largest ship the world would see for another 3,000 years.  So we can assume that Noah’s brain capacity, and his ability to use that brain capacity to the full, was still equal to that of Adam’s, and far, far superior to that of modern mankind.     

 

Before the flood, did Adam or Noah ever write things down? That we do not know, but given their brain capacity and their ability to use that brain capacity there was no need to write anything down. They would see something, speak about it to another, and they would both retain the information. Writing things down would only become a benefit to mankind after the flood, when mankind did not live as long, and his brain capacity and the ability to use that brain capacity, began to decrease. 

 

 

 

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