Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Naturalis Historia: An Armadillo Test Case of YEC Post-flood Dispersal Speed

Naturalis Historia: An Armadillo Test Case of YEC Post-flood Dispersal Speed

"Surely YECs would not predict a priori that armadillos would be found only in the New World if the ark landed in heart of the Old World. But our observational science – what Ken Ham says we should use – provides no evidence that armadillos have lived anywhere else. Remember there are no fossils and no other evidence that armadillos of any kind have every lived anywhere but in South and North America.

Imagine what the migration of a small mammal across the world would have been like. Any animal who would have made this 12,000+ mile migration would have encountered many obstacles including rivers, mountains, deserts, and colder climates. A small armadillo would have no interest in climbing over the Himalaya Mountains or forging the many large rivers of China, braving the cold regions of the Bering land bridge from Asia to Alaska, crossing the many rivers in North America and trekking through the tropical forests of Central America. Any wildlife biologists who has spent any time observing animal migration would tell you that it would take tens – and probably hundreds – of thousands of years for a small mammal population to accomplish this type of geographical dispersal if it could happen at all."

Young Earth Creationism has some really big problems...

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