Something's Fishy About Fish Evolution
Matthew 13:47-48: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away."
Dr. John Long, Paleontologist and Head of Science at the Museum Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, should know a lot about fish … and he does. But even though he wrote a book about the evolution of fish, there are many things he readily admits remain shrouded in mystery.
Dr. Carl Werner, creationist filmmaker and author of Evolution: The Grand Experiment, interviewed Dr. Long about fish evolution. As you're about to find out, evolutionary paleontologists are still in the dark about the origin of fish despite their total confidence that evolution is true.
Here's one quote: "The transition from spineless invertebrates to the first backboned fishes is still shrouded in mystery, and many theories abound as to how the changes took place."
Here's another: "There's still a lot of debate over the origins and diversity of the first fishes. That's still one of the great mysteries and problems to be solved in vertebrate evolution." Dr. Long also said: "The mystery remains as to how sharks first evolved." And here's one more: "The origin of the bony fishes is also shrouded in mystery. So there's still mystery and some debate over where the true bony fishes came from."
Despite all these mysteries, Dr. Long is confident that many of them will be solved within the next ten years. Creation Moments predicts, however, that the mystery confronting evolutionists will only deepen. After all, fish didn't evolve; they were created by God!
Prayer: Oh Lord, I pray that You will catch many evolutionists in Your net of salvation and reveal to them that You created fish … and them! Amen.
Notes: Dr. Carl Werner, Evolution: The Grand Experiment Volume 1, p. 98 (Third Edition, New Leaf Press, 2013). Quotes are from the video Evolution: The Grand Experiment DVD by Dr. Carl Werner and The Rise of Fishes: 500 Million Years of Evolution by Dr. John Long (Johns Hopkins University Press). Photo: Pixabay. (PD)
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