IDA the over-hyped fossil<br />
Darwiniusmasillae<br /><ul><li>Found in Germany in 1983
Similar to a modern lemur
95% complete fossil
Bought and studied in 2007
Revealed to the world at a press conference</li></ul>    on 19 May 2009<br /><ul><li>Media Campaign:
Science Paper
New Book
Documentary Film
History Channel , BBC , NRK , ZDK deals
Dedicated web site</li></li></ul><li>Darwiniusmasillae     Ring-tailed Lemur<br />
“The Link” Ida Web Site<br />“This Fossil rewrites our understanding<br />  of the evolution of Primates .”<br />		Dr. Hab...
Even GOOGLE changed it’s search page logo to join in the celebration.<br />
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Ida The Over Hyped Fossil

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This PPT compares the exaggerated descriptions surrounding the "Ida" fossil with the more measured, scientifically sound conclusions of other scientists, The conclusion encourages that faith should not be built on "good" support or damaged by attacks.

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Ida The Over Hyped Fossil

  1. 1. IDA the over-hyped fossil<br />
  2. 2. Darwiniusmasillae<br /><ul><li>Found in Germany in 1983
  3. 3. Similar to a modern lemur
  4. 4. 95% complete fossil
  5. 5. Bought and studied in 2007
  6. 6. Revealed to the world at a press conference</li></ul> on 19 May 2009<br /><ul><li>Media Campaign:
  7. 7. Science Paper
  8. 8. New Book
  9. 9. Documentary Film
  10. 10. History Channel , BBC , NRK , ZDK deals
  11. 11. Dedicated web site</li></li></ul><li>Darwiniusmasillae Ring-tailed Lemur<br />
  12. 12. “The Link” Ida Web Site<br />“This Fossil rewrites our understanding<br /> of the evolution of Primates .”<br /> Dr. Habersetzer, GE<br />"human ancestor“<br /> History Channel<br />"It's really a kind of Rosetta Stone”<br />Professor Philip Gingerich, U of Mich.<br /> the …<br /> “first link to all humans”<br /> “Holy Grail of paleontology” <br /> “lost ark of archeology”<br />Paleontologist JornHurum<br />“The Missing Link”<br />Sir David Attenborough<br />"The Link. This changes everything“<br />Nancy Dubuc of the History Channel<br />
  13. 13. Even GOOGLE changed it’s search page logo to join in the celebration.<br />
  14. 14. News clip from the announcement:<br />
  15. 15. Did you HEAR what the Sky News Reporter said?!<br />“you’re looking at one of our ancestors.”<br />“… a direct relative.”<br />“She could rewrite science …”<br />“… debunk Creationism”<br />“… question Religion itself.”<br />
  16. 16. This “news” looks and sounds like an excited, direct attack on the Bible & Christian Faith.<br />“… debunk Creationism”<br />“… question Religion itself.”<br />But lets stick with what we know<br />
  17. 17. After the excitement settled, here’s what evolutionists said:<br />“… drastic misrepresentation.” - Nature<br />“It's not a missing link, it's not even a terribly close relative to monkeys…” Dr. Chris Beard, Carnegie Museum of Natural History<br />“The P.R. campaign on this fossil is I think more of a story than the fossil itself. It's a very beautiful fossil, but I didn't see anything in this paper that told me anything decisive that was new.” Anthropologist Matt Cartmill, Duke University<br /> “We’ve been bitten by this mistake many times before. … the Archaeopteryx … the Neanderthals …” Dr. J Wilkins, U. of Sydney<br />“I fear that Ida has become a victim of a sensationalistic media that values audience size over scientific substance.” Brian Switek, Smithsonian Science Writer<br />
  18. 18. Why Ida fossil is not the missing link <br />Dr. Chris Beard, Paleontolgist, Carnegie Museum of Natural History<br /> “In order to establish that connection (to apes, etc.) , Ida would have to have anthropoid-like features that evolved after anthropoids split away from lemurs and other early primates. Here, alas, Ida fails miserably.”<br />
  19. 19. Truth About IDA<br /> - Nothing about this fossil suggests it is anything other than an extinct, lemur-like creature.<br /> - Its features are found in primates today. <br /> - A fossil can never show evolution.<br /> - Similarities can never show evolution.<br /> - The remarkable preservation is a hallmark of rapid burial.<br />It had fur, skin, bone marrow, even stomach contents.<br /> - Were evolution true, there would be real transitional forms.<br /> - Evolutionists only open up about the lack of fossil missing links once a new one is found.<br />
  20. 20. Think for yourself. What do you think this fossil is?<br />
  21. 21. Be VERY careful with Evidences and Apologetics<br />- Do not put your faith in outside “facts or evidences” that support the Bible.<br /> - Do not let your faith be harmed by any “facts or evidences” that attack the Bible. <br /> FOR YET IN A VERY LITTLE WHILE, HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY. BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM. But we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, but of those who have faith to the preserving of the soul. Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Heb 10:37-11:4<br />

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