Evolution’s Tricky Tree of Life

This crude tree of life was scrawled among Darwin's notes

Darwin's Tree of Life

Ever since Darwin published his Origin of Species, evolutionist have been pondering the tree of life.  Scrawled among Darwin’s notes was this crude image of a tree that gave rise to the modern “Common Ancestor” theory of evolution that is now universally held among evolutionary theorists.

They say that we did not come from apes or monkeys. This is obvious because there are too many differences between us and them.  Instead, all living things that we see today, sprang from common ancestors that no longer exist.  Very fancy evolutionary trees of all types and details can now be seen in text books and on the internet, wherever evolution is taught.  The “trees” look impressive, but in reality, they cleverly hide the lack of evidence that there is for the theory of evolution.   Here is an example of a typical tree of life.


Typical tree of life from a text book

Example of a tree of life

Science has not always held the common ancestor view.  It was once thought that evolution progressed through a ladder of ascent with man at the top of the ladder having evolved from lower animals.  This rejected theory is now called Orthogenesis.  This method had some appeal because you could line up a bunch of life forms that seemed to show a progression from crude to complex and then convince people that it may have happened that way.   Here is an example of a fallacious Orthogenic tree of life proposed by Henry Fairfield Osborn.  Scientists now agree that none of these animals were directly related.

Typical Orthogenesis tree of life

Fallacious ladder of evolution

There is one thing for sure…..whatever man came from, he had to come directly from it.  I came directly from my dad who came directly from his dad who came directly from his dad in a straight line progression.

Tree of life redrawn to show a straight line

Redrawn tree of life.

Keeping that principle in mind,  look closely at any evolutionary tree of life and you will notice something.  Almost all the life forms are on the outer edges of the tree and where all the branches intersect, there is usually NOTHING.  Each of these intersections represents an unknown common ancestor.  If you will simply redraw the tree and straighten out the lines for any given specie, you will discover an amazing thing.   Those complicated family trees are hiding the fact that evolutionist do not really know the origin of anything.   The figure below is the same as the fancy tree pictured above simply redrawn tracing the evolution of man.  Behold the missing chain of evidence.   We came directly from and unknown common ancestor, who came from another unknown common ancestor, who came from another.

Prominent evolutionist, Stephen Gould once wrote,

“The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of
paleontology. The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable, not the evidence of fossils.” Written by evolutionist and paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University) in his article “Evolution’s Erratic Pace”, in Natural History, Vol. 86, No.5, May 1977 p:13-14

Don’t be fooled by any of evolution’s tricky trees.  Isaiah 45:12 says,
“It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands, And I ordained all their host.

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