Designed to Stand
"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;"
Try as they might, no evolutionist can successfully explain how a four-legged ape-like creature evolved into a two-legged creature like man.
In his book Hallmarks of Design, engineer Dr. Stuart Burgess notes that "there are so many unique features required for bipedal motion that it is impossible for a quadruped to gradually evolve into a biped." He went on to note that evolutionists "have often claimed to have found intermediate extinct creatures between man and apes. However, in every case, the creature is either fully bipedal or fully quadrupedal, showing that it is actually either fully human or fully ape."
Today I'll mention just two of those features. First, humans have a flat face compared to apes. What does this have to do with walking? The shape of our face gives our eyes a field of view which extends all the way down to the ground in front of our feet. Being able to see the ground is important because the problem of tripping is far greater for two-legged creatures like humans.
Another structural feature is that we have strong big toes which are close to our other toes. This is important for walking and running because the final push from the ground comes from the big toe. In contrast, the big toe of apes is more like a flexible thumb that is designed for gripping branches.
Since God created us to stand, let us remember to take a strong stand for the truths found in the Word of God!
Notes: S. Burgess, Hallmarks of Design, pp. 166-169 (Day One Publications, 2002). Photo: Courtesy of Honda and Poppy. (CC-BY-SA 3.0) Creation Moments, Inc., P.O. Box 839, Foley, MN 56329 www.creationmoments.com
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