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Good afternoon everyone,
May you this past week have been a blessing to all around you, and may all around you have blessed you too. What a wonderful thing to look for in our lives, the blessing we can give and the blessing we receive. Let’s keep our hearts on these many blessings and so shift our perspective from dim, dull, misery, pain, and negative to bright, exciting, joy, hope, and positive. It will make all the difference in your life!
Speaking of shifting perspectives, that is just what two scientists tried to do when they put together an article for the Royal Society Open Science in 2016. “…Paleontologist Susumu Tomiya and anatomist Jack Tseng re-analyzed two fossils previously labeled as generic carnivores by other scientists. New CT scans showed skull features that suggested both fossils belonged to the specific category of carnivores called beardogs.”1 According to evolutionary standards. Also in 2016 the journal Science reported, “Bear dogs, scientifically known as amphicyonids, get their common name from their general resemblance to modern-day bears and dogs, especially in their body shape and posture, but they are, in fact, only distantly related to these lineages. So, like Tseng, this evolutionary author admits that beardogs are only distant relatives—not ancestors—of dogs.”2 Again according to the evolution story.
Fox News Science reported in their, October 11, 2016 issue, the beardog is a long extinct relative of dogs, raccoons and weasels.
Beardogs (amphicyonids) are the size of a small fox so why are they called beardogs? The fossils do contain a few characteristics of both animals and have been labeled as the early ancestors of dogs. But as noted above, no one can really agree. Also fossils of beardogs appear in the same rock layers where dogs are found that have even more dog fossils in them. How could one evolve into the other if they lived at the same time and place? And according to the journal of Science, secular scientists are not clear where or when beardogs evolved.
Yet the two scientists, Tomiya and Tseng, recorded that this beardog “species” is the ancestor of dogs. They are trying to shift the perspective that these extinct creatures evolved into two separated species. Yet each beardog fossil shows no changes. Dog and bear fossils show no transitional forms either, just variations in size.
Institute for Creation Research’s, Brian Thomas, MS, stated in the July 31, 2018 Acts and Facts magazine, “I needed no fossil expertise to determine that beardogs show no real evolution. All I had to do was read the secular scientists’ own conclusions…four different evolutionists admitted that beardogs probably did not evolve into modern dogs. Beardogs were not dogs, bears, or ancestors of either. Fossils agree they were their own created kind.”2
Facts are facts and evidence is evidence. You gotta love it!
Until next time, God bless, and take care,