Q: Was a Canadian fish really our ancestor? You won’t find that in the Bible.
Response: Lock all the doors of the Churches, turn off the lights in all the Synagogues, there was no creator after all? Scientists have found the missing link in Canada–and it was a fish? LOL According to Per Ahlberg, evolutionary biologist:
“This is what our ancestors looked like when they began to leave the water.”
A Monkey or Ape was one thing-but a fish? They say that people of faith take ‘leaps’ but that is nothing compared to the huge jumps of logic & real ‘faith’ that is necessary to swallow this one. I wonder if it would make a good ‘tuna’ fish sandwich? Oh well!- maybe it could sing “Oh Canada”?
See the story in the New York Times: www.nytimes.com/2006/04/06/science/06fossil.html?
The NY Times writers really take this serious. I was just having fun above, but look at these quotes:
“…,the fossils were a powerful rebuttal to religious creationists, who have long argued that the absence of such transitional creatures are a serious weakness in Darwin’s theory.” Or as one scientist was quoted-Dr. Novacek: “We’ve got Archaeopteryx, an early whale that lived on land, and now this animal (? I thought it was a fish!) showing the transition from fish to tetra pod. What more do we need from the fossil record to show that the creationists are flatly wrong?”
Comment: Creationists are wrong? This is definitely a ‘leap’ over the top. I think that ‘crawling catfish’ that ‘walks’ several miles from one lake to another is more impressive, and its alive! You can actually study how it all works! I wonder what it is transitioning into? I saw a bad horror movie once, where the fish were crawling on land and attacking people–“The Attack of the Killer Fish” or some darn thing–“Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” was more fun.
If you visit an auto assembly plant, can you really say-“Now I have seen how autos are created!” ?–No! You only viewed how the finished product was assembled. The creators are in a different building, marked-“Design & Engineering”. No one would ever expect to get a modern automobile by randomly throwing a bunch of parts together. The World & Universe is even more complicated, but many highly educated people believe that life was the product of some extraordinary numbers game-a fortunate set of random circumstances, and a few billion years. This is a greater ‘leap of faith’ for me, than believing in intelligent design & a Master Designer.