Darwinism seems to have a dilemma. No, it’s not a new dilemma. It’s one that Darwin himself noticed but decided that he would leave for future generations to iron out. Of course, Darwinists today have not yet ironed out this little problem. In fact, they tend to leave it out of their arguments entirely or pretend that it doesn’t matter if you have the bad manners to bring it up. What am I talking about? The Cambrian Explosion, of course, and the fossil record which evolutionists claim proves evolution. And what is the Cambrian Explosion?
[The Cambrian explosion was] a moment of geological time [when] complex animals first appeared on earth fully formed, without evidence of any evolutionary ancestors…Charles Darwin viewed this as an inexplicable mystery. He had envisioned the evolution of life through a multitude of small, undirected steps. Yet, the fossil record reveals no such pattern of gradual development. Instead, early in the Cambrian period compound eyes, articulated limbs, sophisticated sensory organs and skeletons burst into existence seemingly out of nowhere.
Description of the Discovery Institute podcast for 9/9/09
Description of the Sep 9 2009 podcast: On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin discusses how trails of microorganisms knock down a favorite Darwinist argument against the Cambrian explosion. Listen in as Luskin explains why Darwinists remain stuck—whether they like it or not—with a very explosive Cambrian explosion that isn’t the mere artifact of an imperfect fossil record. — Discovery Institute podcast, Sept 9 2009.
Learn more about Darwin’s Dilemma:
You might also enjoy seeing the YouTube video, Journey inside the Cell, also from the Discovery Institute and Stephen Meyer, author of Signature in the Cell, which I hope to be able to get hold of soon.