“And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl [that] may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.”
School biology textbooks offer students good facts but often bad interpretation of those facts. For example, when explaining how fish evolved into air-breathing land animals, students are usually offered a great deal of misinformation about living and extinct fish.
It is not true that lungfish are an odd class of fish and that no other fish have lungs – many do, and some have lungs as well as gills. The textbook explanation says that all early fish had air-filled swim bladders, as most fish do today. The textbooks go on to say that the bladders in some of these fish eventually evolved into lungs. Then, as these fish spent more time on land, some of them gradually lost their gills and developed from amphibians into reptiles. The facts are shown in the fossil record where, according to evolutionists’ own inflated system of dating, lungs actually appeared in fish before swim bladders! A logical evolutionist would have to conclude that the fish’s air bladder evolved from lungs. The problem for evolutionists is that this is precisely opposite of what they need for the theory. If we telescope the evolutionary years into historical years, however, the fossil record agrees with Scripture. In other words, fish with lungs and fish with swim-bladders both appeared on day five of creation.
The lesson for us here is that when science tells the truth, it actually confirms those seemingly simple statements found in the Bible.
Dear Lord, I thank You that among the din of man’s mistaken opinions, I have trustworthy knowledge available in Your Word. Increase my resolve to learn and apply Your Word so that I am not so easily misled by man’s mistaken opinions. Amen.
Joachim Vetter. “Something fishy about lungs.” Creation ExNihilo, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 46-47. Illustration: Spotted African lungfish.