The Circularity of Evolutionary Trees


Ecclesiastes 10:3
“Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense,
and he says to everyone that he is a fool.”

During the November 5th podcast of Stand to Reason, Greg Koukl made a profound observation regarding the construction of Evolutionary Trees. (The above picture is an example.) He pointed out to a caller that such are created upon assumption. Meaning, the authors of such are merely attempting to “pass on information as they understand it”. But, is their understanding sound? Just because there exists simple life forms and more complex life forms, it doesn’t necessarily follow that complex life forms are the result of simple life forms.

Here’s Greg:

“Just because you have ancient hominid creatures (that is, monkey type creatures: hominids), that seem to be less developed than we are, it does not mean that we developed from them. If you are convinced that evolution, Darwinian…

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