(Minghui.org) Darwin’s Arch, a natural rock formation in the Pacific Ocean off of South America, collapsed on May 17, 2021. Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment announced the news on Facebook the same day. Pictures show that the top of the arch had fallen into the ocean, with only two pillars left. 

Darwin’s Arch collapsed on May 17, 2021.

The touring company Aggressor Adventures also confirmed the story. Several Aggressor Adventures tourists had seen the arch collapsing in front of their eyes at 11:20 a.m. local time. 

The arch is less than one mile from Darwin Island, which is one of the smallest islands in the Galápagos Archipelago and considered the birthplace of Darwin’s theory of evolution. The fall of Darwin’s Arch has generated broad interest, including heated discussion on the loopholes in Darwin's theory of evolution. 

Contradiction to Fossil Discoveries

Darwin proposed the theory 150 years ago in 1871. But he “urged caution until more fossils became available—the European Dryopithecus was the only recognized fossil ape at the time,” reported Science magazine in a May 7, 2021 article titled “Fossil apes and human evolution.” But after 150 years of continuous discoveries, “essential information about human origins remains elusive” due to inconsistency of fossil data. 

"When you look at the narrative for hominin origins, it's just a big mess – there's no consensus whatsoever," said Sergio Almécija, a researcher at the American Museum of Natural History and the lead author of the article, “People are working under completely different paradigms, and that's something that I don't see happening in other fields of science.”

Almécija made this comment when interviewed by Science Daily, according to a May 6 Science Daily article with a title of “Most human origins stories are not compatible with known fossils.” His co-author Ashley Hammond, an assistant curator in the Museum’s Division of Anthropology, was also cited in the same article as saying, When we consider all evidence – that is, both living and fossil apes and hominins – it is clear that a human evolutionary story based on the few ape species currently alive is missing much of the bigger picture.”

When Darwin proposed the theory of evolution, he considered it a hypothesis due to lack of solid evidence. Since then, however, no fossils have been found to support the theory. Instead, the archaeological discoveries are sufficient to disapprove the theory of evolution. 

One example is the Cambrian explosion, the sudden increase of species about 541 million years ago. This directly contradicts Darwin’s theory of natural selection, that evolution was gradual over millions of years. ‘To the question of why we do not find rich fossiliferous deposits belonging to these…periods prior to the Cambrian system, I can give no satisfactory answer,” Darwin admitted in 1859.

Fossil evidence of the Cambrian explosion has continued to emerge over the past 150 years. After additional fossils were identified in 1984 in Chengjiang County, Yunnan Province, China, more scientists questioned the theory of evolution.

Human Beings in Remote Ages

Besides contradicting Darwin’s theory, ample archaeological evidence identified so far has shown that creatures like modern people existing in remote ages. Unfortunately, many such findings have been covered up.

“Over the centuries, researchers have found bones and artifacts proving that humans like us have existed for millions of years. Mainstream science, however, has suppressed these facts. Prejudices based on current scientific theory act as a ‘knowledge filter’, giving us a picture of prehistory that is largely incorrect,” wrote Forbidden Archeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race, a book by Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson in 1993.

One example is the footprints found by researchers in 1979 at Laetoli, Tanzania. Deposited in volcanic ash over 3.6 million years ago, these prints were “indistinguishable from those of modern humans.” Similarly, in 1965, archaeologists found a surprisingly modern human humerus (upper arm bone) at Kanapoi, Kenya, that existed over 4 million years old and was “barely distinguishable” from modern humans. 

Together with hundreds of additional examples, such evidence has proven that human beings have existed for millions of years or even longer. 

A New Angle

Phillip E. Johnson, a law professor at UC Berkeley, used to serve as a law clerk for Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Earl Warren. When reading literature about the theory of evolution, he found many logic loopholes. As a legal expert, he seriously questioned its legal basis. 

In Darwin On Trial, a book he wrote in 1991, Johnson listed evidence to prove that the theory of evolution is incorrect. For example, fossils showed the sudden appearance of new organism with no signs of gradual evolution. Furthermore, once these organisms emerged, they did not change over millions of years even with climate change. If Darwin’s theory is true, these conditions should have caused huge changes in species. 

Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization was a book written in 1995 by British writer and journalist Graham Hancock. Based on archaeological discoveries in South America, Egypt, and other civilization, he gained a new outlook on human history. 

“Ancient Egypt, like that of the Olmecs (Bolivia), emerged all at once and fully formed. Indeed, the period of transition from primitive to advanced society appears to have been so short that it makes no kind of historical sense,” wrote Hancock. “What is remarkable is that there are no traces of evolution from simple to sophisticated.”

There are many other books like this. For example, Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas wrote The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls: Unlocking the Secrets of the Past, Present, and Future. Rebecca Stefofff wrote Finding the Lost Cities.

Ongoing research and publications have led more people to question Darwin’s theory of evolution. Michael Denton, an expert in genetic disease, wrote a book in 1985 titled Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. In this book, he described Darwinism as a big lie. 

“The complexity of the simplest known type of cell is so great that it is impossible to accept that such an object could have been thrown together suddenly by some kind of freakish, vastly improbable, event. Such an occurrence would be indistinguishable from a miracle,” he wrote in the book.

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