[Editor’s note: Textbooks teach the evolutionary concept that ancient man was primitive. The Bible teaches that Adam and Eve’s close descendants made musical instruments, forged metal, farmed, built cities, recorded history. They did not need to slowly hobble to the Americas as they were not knucklewalking apes. Instead, they were fully human, intelligent, and creative. (Read the book which we reviewed ,”The Genius of Ancient Man,” to see just how advanced “Ancient” man really was.) The following is edited and adapted for T&B by D. Nutting]
Paul Salopek is about to start on a 21,000 mile walk from Africa to South America. The Portland Oregonian states: “The Ethiopia to Chile walk, which took human ancestors 50,000 years to make is called Out of Eden…” (Jan 11, 2013)
The idea that it took fifty thousand years for our ancestors to make this walk has become standard evolutionist doctrine. Modern evolutionists could walk it themselves in a year or so. Salopec himself is 50 years old, so he obviously expects to make the trip in far less than fifty thousand years. Why do so many believe it took their ancestors so long?
Evolutionists generally believe that people came from Africa, and that the ancient people were not as evolved as we are today. One belief fed another and many now believe that fifty thousand years passed before some people walked out of Africa. But what if people were created by God, and are not apes that grew up?
When evolutionists consider the billions of years that they believe the earth has been here, fifty thousand years is hardly more than the blink of an eye. The other side of their mind, however is trusting that the people who lived before us were so poorly evolved that a walk which would take a 50 year old modern guy a few months, or at worst a few years, must have taken his ancestors 50,000 years to hobble along!
How many years will pass before evolutionists’ minds have evolved to the point that they understand that ideas like this don’t go with the evidence? What if the evidence is right, and people did not evolve from apes, but were created by God as people? That would also explain the lack of the transitional fossils which evolutionists believe should show the basic kinds of animals changing to become newer kinds (apes to people). After all the years since Darwin, animals can still be classified.
Even the atheists who read this can tell an ape from a person and a monkey from a donkey. The evidence does not show old basic kinds gradually becoming new basic kinds.
Originally published in the March/April 2013 Think and Believe newsletter.