Seeing the Non-Existent: Evolution's Myths and Hoaxes
by David W. Cloud
This book is designed both as a stand alone title as well as a companion to the new apologetics course AN UNSHAKEABLE FAITH.
The ICONS OF EVOLUTION that we refute are natural selection, mutations, the fossil record, homology, the peppered moth, Darwin’s finches, the four-winged fruit fly, Lucy, the Laetoli footprints, vestigial organs, the horse series, the embryo chart, the Miller experiment, whale evolution, Archaeopteryx and bird evolution, junk DNA, the Huxley-Wilberforce debate, the Scopes trial, proteinoids, archaebacteria, bacterial resistance, reproductive isolation, the “imperfect” human eye, DNA similarity between apes and men, talking apes, Dawkins’ typing monkeys, the peacock’s tail feather, Hume’s philosophy, the coelacanth, biomorphs, just-so stories, multiverse, the big bang, coevolution, and billions of years.
The ICONS OF CREATION that we consider are the monarch butterfly, the trilobite, the living cell, the human eye, the human brain, the human hand, blood clotting, the Pasteur experiments, artificial breeding experiments, the giraffe’s blood pressure control system, the bombardier beetle, the amphibian egg, the bird’s flight feather, bird migration, bird song, the hummingbird, red blood cells, lima bean distress signal, variety of life, harmony and symbiosis, sexual reproduction, living technology, biomimetics, the eel, the mussel’s foot, the dragonfly, the bee, the bat, corn, and water.
The section on APE-MEN deals with Cro-Magnon, Neanderthal, Java Man, Piltdown Man, Nebraska Man, the Taung Child (Australopithecus Africanus), Plesianthropus (Mrs. Ples), Peking Man, Gigantopithecus Blacki, Ramapithecus, Zinjanthropus (Nutcracker Man), Homo Habilis, Lothagam Man, Flipperpithecus, Donkey Man, Australopithecus Afarensis (Lucy), Ardipithecus Ramidus, Homo erectus, and Darwinius masillae (Ida). This section also deals with the “Out of Africa” hypothesis and Russia’s ape-men experiments under Ilya Ivanov.
The section on PREDICTIONS considers 29 predictions made by Biblical creationism, such as the universe will behave according to established laws, the universe will be logical, there will be a vast unbridgeable gulf between man and the animal kingdom, and there will be barriers between the different kinds of plants and animals.
DARWINIAN GODS takes a look at inventions that evolutionists have devised to avoid divine Creation, such as panspermia and aliens, self-organization, autoevolution, the indeterminate sea of potentiality, and multiverse.
This book also includes these chapters:
- Charles Darwin and His Granddaddy
- Thomas Huxley, Darwin's Bulldog
- Ernst Haeckel, Darwins' German Apostle
- Questions for Evolutionists
- Additional Resources