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Born to Run

The following is from an article printed in The Los Angeles Times dated 11.19.04.

“Humanity was born to run.

More than by brain size or tool making ability, the human species was set apart from its ancestors by the ability to jog mile after lung stabbing mile with greater endurance than any other primate, according to research published in the journal Nature.

Indeed, human beings evolved as the cross country stars of a primordial runners world 2 million years before the advent of jogging shoes, tracksuits and orthopedic knee surgery.”

The best of the stupid stuff comes further on in the article. It seems that researchers have “concluded that the ability to run long distances was the driving force in shaping the modern human anatomy.” You see these really smart folks also conclude that the ability to run upright “ultimately led to the development of the large brain that sets humans apart from all other creatures.”

There you have it friends. All you need to do is to keep running and to teach your offspring to pass on this activity and soon your progeny will learn to think. This is the type of stupidity that occurs when you reject God and the real intelligence behind life. You make up your own. The best part is that they get paid to do this, and the public generally swallows this swill without so much as a random thought.

In every article and in every scientific program on the Discovery Channel and anywhere else you may look, one thing is inescapable. The purveyors of “spook science” will tell you that there was indeed intelligence behind all the changes in evolution and with the differentiation in the human species and with all animal species. The difference is that they dont credit it to God; they credit it to chance or to some random variable. The anthropologist Steven Hawkings is on record stating that mankind was “just like the animals,” and then one day — they learned to talk. How absolutely wonderful for them.

Just a day prior to the L.A. Times article the Wall Street Journal had posted the following on their website.

“A team of fossil-hunters in Spain has discovered the remains of a 13-million-year-old species that may be the last common ancestor of both modern apes and man. One of the scientists, Meike Kohler, declined to call the animal a “missing link,” but said the species, called Pierolapithecus catalaunicus, was either “the species that gave rise to everything else which came later in the great ape tree [or] if not the species, most probably a very closely related species that gave rise to it.” David Strait , an assistant professor of anthropology at State University of New York’s University at Albany , was skeptical, saying the relationship between the new species, great apes and humans, needs confirmation by more rigorous methods than the ones the fossil team used.” (11.18.04)

Not only could the apes not run, but they couldnt think either. And if running made our brain bigger, what contributed to making our intellect so small that it cannot see God? Will someone explain the mechanism behind one ape starting to jog and the other not? Will someone explain why anthropologists find apes in our backline but they cant seem to find anything else when the lines supposedly split? How come all of this stopped millions of years ago?

What I object to (amongst other things) is the notion that random events molded our evolutionary past. In every examination of evolutionary events the bandied notion is that something occurred to “cause” the supposed “random” selection. With ancestry tied to primates (of which man is not) there is always some event that caused the divergence of the primate lines leading to the differentiation between humankind and apes. The event caused things, not some intelligence. But then it is really that way when you examine any discussion of the specific theory of evolution. The flounders eye migrated as he was prone to lying on one side and the irritants “caused” the movement of one eye towards the other. I suppose the good fish should be happy that the two eyes didnt eventually collide with one another.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man and birds and four-footed beasts and creeping things.” (Romans 1: 20 – 23).

Take a deep breath friends and examine the things which we are told.