Creationists are always telling us that the “kinds” of species are fixed, unchanged since they were created 6,000 years ago, and despite the claims of those hell-bound Darwinists, one kind never evolves into another.
Not only do they insist that there are no transitional forms in the fossil record, they also say there no living transitionals. Each of the created “kinds” is and always has been unique and unchangeable.
Those claims are easy to debunk. Regarding fossils, we always link to Wikipedia’s List of transitional fossils. Also, there’s no shortage of living transitionals — e.g.: semi-terrestrial fish like walking catfish and lungfish, gliding mammals like flying squirrels, flying mammals like bats, semi-aquatic mammals like seals and sea lions, fully aquatic mammals like whales and porpoises, and aquatic birds like penguins.
In utter obliviousness to the irony involved, creationists sometimes talk about living transitional species and — get this! — they proclaim them to be wonders of creation. A good example was just posted at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. The title is Flying Fish — Aquatic Flight Instructors.
It was written by Dr. Don DeYoung. This is his biography page at AIG, which says he’s the retired chairman of the Science and Mathematics Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. In other words, he’s a bible college creation scientist. Here are some excerpts from his article, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
When you think of the marvels of flight, what creatures come to mind? Perhaps majestic birds like the eagle or falcon, whose sleek design has inspired centuries of dreamers like Leonardo DaVinci and the Wright brothers. Or perhaps — with a little prompting — you might think of bats or bumblebees. Or if you’ve watched a dinosaur movie lately, perhaps a flying reptile, such as the pterosaur. But a fish?
Egad — what kind of a “kind” is that? Utterly unaware of the problem this presents for creationism, Don says:
More than sixty species of fish can escape their watery world and glide through the air. This unusual skill enables them to escape underwater predators and cover vast distances quickly.
Then he discuses the research of a mechanical engineer, Haecheon Choi, who studied the features of flying fish. We can skip all that. At the end of his article, Don tells us:
Fossils of flying fish resemble modern-day varieties, and this is no surprise. Sea life first appeared — in all its varied kinds [including the transitional kind] — on Day Five of the Creation Week. Ever since, flying fish have been displaying their unique, God-given ability both to swim and soar.
So there you are, dear reader. Everything was created, even species that are obviously transitional forms. Darwin was a fool!
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