Today is the 156th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species in 1859.
As if that weren’t enough, it’s also the 41st anniversary of the 1974 discovery of Lucy, the fossil of a species now known as Australopithecus afarensis. If you use Google, you’ll see Lucy in a progression of human evolution.
Ol’ Hambo just posted a rant about Lucy: Will Obama Celebrate Lucy Today?. One excerpt should be sufficient:
[Today’s] Google Doodle highlights where our culture is headed. Our supposed evolutionary ancestry is increasingly being celebrated — but it’s nothing more than a major tenet of the religion of naturalism. Google isn’t promoting science — they are promoting an interpretation of the past that is a key idea in the atheistic religion of naturalism. But as our culture moves farther and farther from biblical authority, we can only expect this kind of celebration of our alleged evolutionary past to continue, even creeping into the church.
But Lucy wasn’t a human ancestor. She’s just an extinct variety of ape. There is nothing about her to suggest that she’s a transitional form between ape-like and human-like. It’s simply an interpretation of the fossils from an evolutionary worldview.
So there you are. Darwin’s book has been incredibly influential, and Hambo ain’t no kin to Lucy. That’s the news today — at least so far. Feel free to use the comments for an Intellectual Free Fire Zone.
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