Such is the assessment by Michael Rampino, a geologist at New York University. In a recent essay in the journal Historical Biology, Rampino said that “a more accurate theory of gradual evolution” is that “long periods of evolutionary stability are disrupted by catastrophic mass extinction of life,” upheavals that are followed by rapid evolution of species. This view was first published by Scottish horticulturist Patrick Matthew – four decades before 1858, when Darwin first published his work on natural selection.
Matthew saw that mass extinction were
crucial to the process of evolution: "...all
living things must have reduced existence so much, that an unoccupied
field would be formed for new diverging ramifications of life... these
remnants, in the course of time moulding and accommodating ... to the
change in circumstances."
Rampino, a geologist who has studied the effects of volcano eruptions and asteroid impacts on the planet, notes that geological history is now commonly understood to be marked by long periods of stability punctuated by major ecological changes that occur both episodically and rapidly. This casts doubt on Darwin's theory that "most evolutionary change was accomplished very gradually by competition between organisms and by becoming better adapted to a relatively stable environment."
This is consistent with the history set
forth in our documents on “Evolution
and Creation” (2),
and our “Creation Time Line”
God is the Creator of all; He has guided and ruled Creation from its
beginning, and will do so until its end. Periodic planetary disasters
have been part of His governance of the planet – including the asteroid
strikes, super volcanoes, and Ice Ages that preceded as well as after
the Creation of
Mankind experienced one such disaster
after our race fell into a spiritual abyss: the Flood, roughly 12,000
years ago. God repopulated the planet afterward with the new Elect (4) and with
His other creatures.
Now, the allegedly civilized world has
again taken the human species to
the brink of self-destruction – and as before, God will allow and use
disaster as a corrective measure. This time, the cataclysm will be
swiftly followed by the transfiguration of (faithful) mankind and of
Creation, by means of the Second Coming of Christ and His establishment
of a “new heaven and a new earth.”
In the short term, the news is bad: the Great Tribulation. However, just over the horizon, is the return of the Faithful to Paradise-like conditions in God's Kingdom … and this time, the serpent will be bound for a “thousand years.”
No matter how hard science tries to blot
God out of the equation, in the end, it is science which confirms the
reality of God.
As we have often said: "Even satan must serve God!"
(1) Physorg.com, “ Darwin's theory of gradual evolution not supported by geological history, scientist concludes,” November 9, 2010
(2) The M+G+R Foundation, “The Creation Theory and the Evolution Theory Are Interdependent, Part I,” and The M+G+R Foundation, “The Creation Theory and the Evolution Theory Are Interdependent, Part II”
(3) The M+G+R Foundation, “The Time Line of the Creation Story, From Its Beginning to Its End”
(4) The Elect
Editorial Credits: Mr. Lee Penn
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