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How Important Are Fathers?
Luke 1:17
"He And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just;...
How important are fathers to their children? First of all, the role of father was given to us by God. But over the last several decades, some have tried to redefine or redesign the family in a way...

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What transitional fossils would suffice? How about Basilosaurus? Proof whales walked on land. Or Sinosauropteryx? Proof Dinosaurs had feathers! Tiktaalik, first tetrapot... evolution of limbs. Thrinaxodon, intermediate between Synapsids and Mammals. I can go on like this forever and ever and ever. We have the fossils, you just ignore them! And what do you mean by "Kinds" how do you define a bird or a deer or a cat? If fossils won't do how about modern examples? Let's do Deer as just one...

Deer is a generalized term but... "in general" Deer are part of the Family Cervidae which also includes Elk, Moose, Caribou and actual Deer.
Which are all part of the infraorder Pecora which also includes Antilocapridae which encompasses various Pronghorn. Pecora also includes Sheep, Goats, Antelope and Cattle in the family Bovidae. Believe it or not Giraffes are also a part of the Pecora infraorder. Which actually starts to make more sense when you realize that all of this is part of the Order Artiodactyla which includes Camelidae. So Camels, Lamas and Alpaca are also related to Deer, but even then you have to admit they more closely resemble the Giraffe.

All this seems pretty reasonable here so far, right? Well then it's time to mix things up a bit...

See, now we also have to include Suidae on this list which includes Pigs, Swine and Boar... which still isn't that far fetched when you think about it. But now that we've included pigs we also have to include another group... Cetancodonta. Which includes Hippos... and, Whales, Dolphins etc.. So far we've based everything on a superficial trait that everything on this list has now or has had at some point in their history grouping them all together under the heading "Even-toed ungulates" or Artiodactyla.

Artiodactyla is part of the part of the infraclass Eutheria which also includes Perissodactyla or "Odd-toed ungulates" which includes Equidae (Horses), Tapirs and Rhinos.

Manatees are also part of Eutheria and with them on the list you can start to see why it's okay to also have Hippos and Whales. Which also means we can finally include Elephants because they're Eutherial too. They're actually part of a Suborder called Afrotheria that in addition to Manatees also includes the Aardvark. Now that seems a lot more out of place than whales lol. But a sister group to Afrotheria is Xenarthra which includes Sloths and Anteaters and also Armadillos so having the Aardvark kind of makes sense now.

WTH, this is really starting to run on, isn't it!

But Eutheria (Placentals) is a very, very broad Class and really a lot of things are included. Actually it kind of goes forever and will eventually let me put Dogs, Cats and even Humans on the list. If I run out of things to name I can always move up a tier into Theria and then over and down into Marsupials. Which still isn't extent enough to include everything because we haven't considered Prototheria yet. Which now lets us add Echidnas and the Platypus. And all of everything I've named do far is a Mammal!

I'm going to stop here because the next tier up is the Class of Synapsids... which is even more extensive!

And you know what? We can also prove every single bit of this with DNA! The same DNA that shows how you're related to your parents and how they're related to your kids. And it's because of skeptics that we don't just have one test either... we have several! We test the molecules, DNA, RNA, proteins and so on. AND GUESS WHAT! ... every single test we preform has one thing in common... it tells us that everything on earth is related to everything else, the mutation rates and how long it's been since we've had a common ancestor.

But guess what else? You choose to ignore that too. In fact the only possible way in the universe you can continue to claim that there's no EVIDENCE is by continuing to dismiss everything ever presented under superficial claims of how it doesn't fit your criteria, which you also conveniently neglected to define!

So, I ask again... if this isn't enough, what would be?


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