I bought a book recently. It was written jointly by a group of enthusiastic followeres of Charles Darwin. The cover shows an ape with an abacus and Darwin's head. The title is 99% ape. How aqppropriate that is . I can just see Darwin looking in the mirror and mumbling, 'ninetynine percent ape and one percent donkey'. The sub title is ; 'How evolution adds up'. I will come back to had up later. In the flea market I bought a paper weight. It was in the form of a sea urchin, three and a half inches across and one and a half inches high. Closer inspection showed it to be a fossil sea urchin. At some time in its adult life it had suffered a trauma to the thin shell. There was a crack from the centre to the edge. The injury had healed completely. Just before it died it had suffered another injury. In total about one square centimetre of shell was broken away, Exposing the soft tissue beneath. I am almost certain that a miracle happened then. The urchin was buried and the soft tissue was fossilised. It is an awkward shape to get under the microscope , but I managed it. Where the soft tissue would be I found a dozen or more concentric circles , reminiscent of the ends of veins about the thickness of a horse hair . The urchin has the typical markings like a five rayed star fish: These continue underneath but there they are indented.. Another unusual feature about this urchin is that it has an aperture from the crown to the edge of the shell. This is not a trauma , but a functional part of the living animal. Now back to the book for a minute . Every page is full of ifs, ands , buts and possibles and maybes. It is full of conjecture , supposition and speculation. Not one definitive fact to establish any proposition. It is quite obvious that these people can't add up. We will give the Darwinians the benefit of the doubt. Let us suppose that the blue green algae appeared in the primordial sea one thousand million years before the Cambrian period began. How many accidental, incremental, beneficial changes in D.N.A. Are required to produce a fully functional sea urchin by the beginning of the Cambrian period?. The answer is ; Millions. There just is not enough time for it to happen. Suppose that it happened every thousand years. ( that is the equivalent of the speed of light.) and every one was successful and proliferated exponentially . In that case the result would be obvious in the fossil record. The echinoderms appears in the Cambrian suddenly . FULLY FORMED AND FUNCTIONAL. The rocks are recognised and their age determined by the fossils found in them . It is always the same. Vast swathes of species are obliterated and huge numbers of different animals appear. Each one perfectly adapted to the new and different environment. The writers trumpet the study of D.N.A. But fail (conveniently) to mention the role of R.N.A. Now D.N A . Is either accidental or structured . It can't be both . The fact that its structured has been proved and that proves that the Darwin theory is crap. . Now , as a matter of interest let us have a look at the structure of the geological periods and the time they spanned. These are not accurate figures but rounded for the sake of clarity.
Millions of years
[pleistocene] 20 I consider these four divisions to be arbitrary and so have lumped the together
Notice how the periods get shorter. This structure has continued from the beginning of time. . There is no logical reason to assume that the sequence has ended just because we are here . Another catastrophic change is due.