“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
Sometimes evolutionists seem to have their classifications correct. This is not surprising because creation biologists have shown that animals can be grouped into baramins – the original created kinds made by God. Species of animals have developed within these baramins by selection from an existing gene pool in a manner that we used to call micro-evolution but now refer to as speciation in order to avoid confusion with Darwinian evolution. In another Creation Moment, we have shown that two evolutionary families – peccaries and pigs – are actually part of the same baramin.
According to evolutionary taxonomy, the relationship of the whale and hippopotamus families would be as close as that between pigs and peccaries. Yet, while it makes sense that pigs and peccaries are in the same baramin, the idea that whales and hippos have a common ancestor defies all logic. It is a classification driven not by scientific research but by a need to impose evolutionary dogma in defiance of common sense.
A large part of the justification for this classification is the misinterpretation of a fossil skull of an animal called pakicetus. In 1983, this skull was reconstructed wrongly to show a blowhole on its snout, and the animal was considered to be a transitional whale. But in 2001, the rest of the skeleton was discovered, and the animal looked nothing like its previous reconstruction. This false classification reminds me of that verse in Romans: “Let God be true though every one were a liar.” Author: Paul F. Taylor
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for the truth of Your word – that we can always rely on it completely. Amen.
Ref: Batten, D. (2014), Whale Evolution Fraud, < https://creation.com/whale-evolution-fraud >, accessed 11/1/2018. Image: Drawing by Nobu Tamura, CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported.