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Sep
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Unnatural Selection?
Luke 12:33
"Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth...
Just about every public school textbook once included the example of the peppered moth. The moth is used as a prime example of natural selection. Supposedly, as the trees in the English countryside...
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China's Fabulous Fossils … and Fakes

In a December 23 story titled "New Fossil Site in China Shows Long Recovery of Life from the Largest Extinction in Earth's History," the ScienceDaily website reported: "A major new fossil site in south-west China has filled in a sizeable gap in our understanding of how life on this planet recovered from the greatest mass extinction of all time."

That extinction – according to scientists from the Chengdu Geological Center in China – took place "some 250 million years ago, at the end of the time known as the Permian." Professor Shixue Hu of the Chengdu Group said: "It has taken us three years to excavate the site, and we moved tonnes of rock. Now, with thousands of amazing fossils, we have plenty of work for the next ten years!"

This new fossil site is certainly welcome news to the scientific community … as well as to hordes of fossil collectors all over the world. However, it is also good news for those wanting to make a quick buck through the sale of fake fossils. The sad fact is that China has long been a world leader in both kinds of fossils.

According to the Paleo Direct Fossils & Artifacts website: "Perhaps no other source for fake fossils has posed such a problem as exists today with fossils from China…. The fake Chinese fossil market is becoming increasingly sophisticated and changing so rapidly that any fossil now originating in China should be approached with caution…. The variety and magnitude of fake Chinese fossils that are sold today is endless. Today, the Chinese will fake ANYTHING in their quest to offer something that is new and exciting to the already-flooded fake market."

The problem of fake fossils from China – including one that ended up on the cover of National Geographic magazine – was also well documented in the DVD Evolution: The Grand Experiment and the book of the same name. For more information on fake fossils from China, see either of these two resources or go to the website mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Manufacturing fake fossils is bad enough. But Creation Moments believes it's even worse when evolutionary scientists manufacture stories that lead people away from the fact that the fossil record actually points to a mass extinction caused by the worldwide flood described in the Bible.

Those are our thoughts. What are yours?

Comments

Whenever I see "amazing" new fossils from China (especially those allegedly proving dino-bird evolution) I am immediately skeptical. If the article mentions Prof. Xu Xing or the Liaoning province, I am even more suspicious. Apparently, it's more lucrative to sell fake fossils to drooling evo's than tend a farm. Easy money!

It just shows how desperate evolutionists are to keep their suppositions and assumptions about "millions" of years alive. They'll buy any fake in the hopes that it can somehow support evolutionism.

The most striking thing about this is, as you pointed out, that a mass extinction supports the Biblical flood. Many of the true fossils are even found in classic poses of asphyxiation by drowning, and yet many scientists won't admit it. It's hard to be factual when you're determined to disprove the Bible.

Scientists who follow the evolutionism mindset can't be objective. They are easily duped by people peddling false fossils because they want to prove the earth is "millions" of years old. Why? For some reason, they think they can eradicate God by their false "science." Meanwhile, the result of their gullibility is they make utter fools out of themselves for all the world to see.

We Christians often wonder why it is so difficult for the unbelieving world to see the truth, and why individuals will go to such great lengths to try to come up with theories and answers that oppose Scripture. The answer is found in several places in the Bible including Romans 8:7 "The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so". The key phrase is "nor can it do so". While believers whose hearts have been changed by the power of the Holy Spirit (and NOT of our own doing) can see the truth and understand it, those who reject the Word cannot and will not see that same truth. Pilate asked Jesus "What is truth?" If the Holy Spirit is rejected by the unbeliever, there is no change from the inside, the heart, and consequently no understanding.

Excellent point, Dale! We should keep this in mind when we are feeling frustrated with evolutionists who resist the truth about evolution and reject the Word. Until they are touched by the Holy Spirit, they might as well be speaking a different language that makes them unable to comprehend what we are telling them.

I am so happy that Creation Moments sheds 'light' on these articles that even the most (so-called) prestigious magazines print articles that turn out to be fake! Thank you for exposing this kind of trickery and also for proclaiming the Truth of our LORD Jesus Christ continually through your articles. I have shared, and will continue to share, your articles with my college biology and geology professors. They may not want to hear the truth about these things, but the LORD wants them to hear the truth...so I keep sharing.

A brief stint in a physics class could obviate weeks of work at a grubby fossil site. One small part of the lessons in physics can clear up the debate. The 2nd law of thermodynamics has never been known to have been violated! Things do NOT get better by themselves! Get your mind around that; it should end the debate, if you are willing to give up your religion (evolution/secular humanism), and confront the science with a truly open mind. - Tom Brown: twitter@TSteven308

Fake science is far more damaging than fake fossils and the bible has nothing to say about science. You are selling a damaged bill of goods

Dennis,
You speak from ignorance concerning the Bible. While the Bible is not intended to be a book on science, when it does mention scientific things it is 100% accurate. I'll give you one example (of which there are many). In the book of Job, when God addressed Job, He asked Job if he could loose the belt of Orion or bind the Pleiades. Only recently have astronomers discovered that the constellation Pleiades is gravitationally bound while the stars in Orion's belt are indeed flying apart.

How typical , comment pending approval , what is it that you fear? Open debate? the hammer blows of science to nonsensical myth?

So the deceivers are deceived.

Science and religion aren't incompatible.

I do believe in god, and I believe he gave me a brain for something... So what do my brain conclude? That I should follow the science of 2000th years ago, when peoples had no clues on what a fossil was (the Greeks thought tertiary megafauna fossils were giant human bones) or to rely on what I see and understand?

One thing that puzzle me is why people who believe in literal interpretation of the bible are so upset by the work of palaeontologists? It's not like God was threatened!

This is simply delusional......we're not going to get into the "dinosaurs got hungry, dug holes, and buried themselves" are we

education...it will help