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Yet another reason why evolution cannot possibly be true

Every once in a while I feed the large mouthed bass in the talk.origins newsgroup a "Loki" post, an article named after the Norse god of mischief and deception. The purpose of these articles, if there be any other than to exercise a reprehensible sense of humor, is to give people a reason to think before they blast off angry replies.

It has been said that Man is but an instrument for converting Filet Mignon into fecal material. This mayhaps be too cynical but it points to an important truth. We are, all of us, bound to the processes of consumption, digestion, and elimination. For these processes we have three major organs - the mouth, the stomach, and the rectum. It is patent that all of these organs must be present in perfected form. Consider the fate of the hypothetical ancestor lacking one of these organs.

If the mouth were missing our poor ancestor would starve to death before he had any chance of passing on his genes. If the stomach were missing he could eat and excrete, but he would gain no benefit thereby. He would starve to death in the midst of plenty, much as an atheist might never find salvation in a city filled with churches. And, of course, if the rectum were missing he would simply explode in a shower of material that some would view as Darwinism at its best.

So here we are with this hypothetical ancestor. Which organ does he evolve first? Does he evolve a mouth with no place for the consumed food? Does he evolve a stomach with neither a source of input nor a place of output? Or does he evolve a rectum with nothing to pass through it - a prospect of millions of years of intense constipation until evolution gets around to producing both a mouth and a stomach.

The evolutionist may object that the putative immediate ancestor of Homo Sapiens already had these organs along with a plethora of others. This objection evades the difficulty. Give the evolutionist his Homo Erectus (but do note that the evolutionist's proposed family tree of humanity is filled with Homos - this being a family newsgroup we shan't even speculate on why they were named "Homo erectus".) and his Australopithecenes, his ancestral mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Always it is the same story - the mouth, the stomach, the rectum, they are all there.

The difficulty is insurmountable, or at least it is for those committed to the theory of evolution. All three organs and the processes they effect must be present in perfected form in every ancestor - one or the other cannot be missing. In short, the theory of evolution demands an ancestor that, to paraphrase a famous SF story, whose fate is "I have no mouth but I must eat." That is well enough for science fiction, but it will not do for science.


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