"Another Evolution Fraud Exposed"
Biblically-based scientists have always known that the theory of evolution
is fraught with false evidence. Whether in the form of deliberate hoaxes
or misinterpretations of the facts based on pre-conceived biases, practically
every "proof" of evolution supplied by Darwin’s supporters has turned out
to be false. A notable example of this was provided by German scientist
Ernst Haeckel, Darwin’s staunchest supporter in nineteenth-century Europe.
Like most proponents of evolution, Haeckel was less than honest and accurate
in his scholarship. Stephen J. Gould, professor of biology, geology, and
the history of science at Harvard and the world’s leading supporter of
the evolution myth, admitted in an article in the March, 2000 issue of
Haeckel’s forceful, eminently comprehensible, IF NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE,
books appeared in all major languages and surely exerted more influence
than the works of any other scientist, including Darwin…in convincing people
throughout the world about the validity of evolution (p. 42, emphasis added).
To "prove" the greater myth of evolution, Haeckel invented the lesser myth
known as "ontology recapitulates phylogeny." In a nutshell, he claimed
that evolution was proved by the fact that, from its conception to its
birth (or hatching), every animal passes through an evolutionary "climb"
identical to the worldwide process of evolution from one-celled animals
to advanced life-forms over eons of time. In other words, every animal
embryo "evolves" from a microscopic mass of cells to a fish, then to an
amphibian, then to a reptile, and so on. To prove his claim, Haeckel created
numerous drawings of embryonic fish, salamanders, tortoises, chickens,
pigs, dogs, and humans, all placed side by side. His drawings showed each
species starting its fetal existence looking exactly like all the others,
and then undergoing an individual evolutionary ascent identical to that
which Darwin had proposed for the entire animal kingdom.
The problem with Haeckel’s "proof" of evolution was that his drawings
were a hoax. Even Dr. Gould admitted that
Haeckel had exaggerated the similarities [between embryos of different
species] by idealizations and omissions. He also, in some cases — in a
procedure that can only be called fraudulent — simply copied the same figure
over and over again.…Haeckel’s drawings never fooled expert embryologists,
who recognized his fudgings right from the start (p. 44).
Most of the scientific establishment, eager to reject the Book of Genesis
and embrace Darwin’s myth, uncritically accepted Haeckel’s artwork. Of
the very few who knew them to be fraudulent, the most vocal figure was
one of the greatest Creation scientists of all time, Louis Agassiz. A professor
of zoology at Harvard and the first scientist to discover that the Earth
had once been under a "Great Ice Age," Agassiz had vigorously opposed the
introduction of evolutionary teaching at Harvard. The Swiss-born scientist
made no bones about Haeckel’s pro-evolution dishonesty. When he examined
the book in which Haeckel’s bogus drawings first appeared, Agassiz wrote
in the margins that the drawings were "artistically crafted similarities
mixed with inaccuracies," and that "these figures were not drawn from nature,
but rather copied one from the other!" He then wrote the word "Atrocious"
(p. 48). In the fight that erupted between the two scientists, Gould admitted
Agassiz generally sticks to the high road, despite ample provocation,
by marshaling the facts of his greatest disciplinary expertise (in geology,
paleontology, and zoology) to refute Haeckel’s frequent exaggerations and
rhetorical inconsistencies. Agassiz may have been exhausted and discouraged,
but he could still put up one whale of a fight, even if only in private
Despite the fact that Haeckel’s embryo drawings have long since been exposed
as fraudulent, the profoundly dishonest pro-evolution movement is, astonishingly,
STILL presenting his artwork as "proof" of Darwin’s theory. Ironically,
no one has been more vigorous in exposing this travesty than Dr. Gould,
the world’s staunchest proponent of Darwin’s great myth. He wrote:
Haeckel’s drawings, despite their noted inaccuracies, entered into
the most impenetrable and permanent of all quasi-scientific literatures:
standard student textbooks of biology (p. 44)….Once ensconced in textbooks,
misinformation becomes cocooned and effectively permanent, because…textbooks
copy from previous texts (p. 45).
Prof. Gould then made this absolutely startling admission:
…[W]e do, I think, have the right to be both astonished and ashamed
by the century of mindless recycling that has led to the persistence of
these drawings in a large number, IF NOT A MAJORITY, of modern textbooks!
(p. 45, emphasis added)
He then goes on to quote a colleague, Michael Richardson of the St. George’s
Hospital Medical School in London, who stated, "I know of at least fifty
recent biology texts which use the drawings uncritically" (p. 45).
These facts are both frightening and heartening. They are frightening
because they demonstrate the colossal dishonesty of the evolutionary movement,
as well as the widespread nature of this dishonesty. However, it is heartening
to know that even a militant anti-Creationist such as Dr. Gould would admit
in the pages of a respected journal like Natural History that one
of the major pieces of evidence for evolution is not only fraudulent, but
is shamefully being propagated among the world’s youth to this very day.
With hope, this might serve as a wake-up call for people who have been
deceived into believing Darwin’s theory as scientific fact beyond the scope
of doubt or question.
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