X.7. Creation vs Evolution, Java Ape Man (2)

Did God Create the Human Race, or Did We Evolve? (Part 2)

By Dr. Max D. Younce

Archive 0153

Which is true?  “In the beginning God created” or man’s Theory of Evolution?

God’s answer is simple.  “God forbid: yea, let God be true but every man a liar.” (Romans 3:4)   Another hoax the evolutionists would like you and me to believe is the “Java Ape-Man.”  Let us examine the so-called “evidence.”

The Java Ape-Man.  Dr. Eugene Dubois went searching for the love of his life, the Myth of Evolution.  While stationed in Java as a physician with the Dutch Army in 1891, he found a small piece of a top of a skull, a fragment of a left thigh bone and three molar teeth.  These very fragmentary findings were hailed as the most distinctive portions of the human frame.  Remember, a small piece of a top of a skull, fragment of a left thigh bone and three molar teeth.  "...and from these specimens we are able to reconstruct the entire being," rejoice the scientists.

These remains were not found together, but in a range of some fifty or seventy feet.  They were not found at the same time, but within the space of a year.  They were found in an old river bed mingled with much debris and many bones of other extinct animals.  Dr. Dubois also found at this site some rather modern skulls, a fact he did not mention for thirty years for fear it would detract from his "ape-man."  Dr. Dubois gave his discovery the name of Pithecanthropus Erectus.  " Pithecus is the Greek word for ape..."anthropus" is the Greek word for man..."erectus" means standing up.  The “ape-man standing up.”  His birthday is said to have occurred some seven-hundred and fifty thousand years ago.

Dr. Dubois gleefully brought his findings to the Third International Congress of Zoology at Leiden in 1855, only to find the men of Science thought them to be some sort of ape. From the beginning, scientists differed greatly about the identification of the bones.   One eminent professor, Virchow of Berlin, said, “There is no evidence at all that these bones were even part of the same creature.”   Dubois locked up the fossils for 28 years, during which time the men of Science changed their views and said Pithecanthropus Erectus was a man.  Finally, Dr. Dubois, the man who discovered them, reversed his opinion as to the missing-link character of his find and came to the conclusion that the bones were the remains of some sort of gibbon. This is the basis for the world famous "Pithecanthropus Erectus" found in every museum and nearly every text book concerning the lineage of man.

Reconsider.  The "remains" of Pithecanthropus Erectus were found in the sands of a river bed.  They could not possibly have been preserved for seven-hundred and fifty thousand years in this manner.  A petrified skeleton that turns to rock, encased in rock, could exist there for millions of years.  But an un-petrified skeleton, buried in sand, would not even last five thousand years.  If this were the case, they would be everywhere.  A situation which, obviously, does not exist.

God describes Dr. Dubois and these scientists in James 1:8, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.”  “Perish the thought” of evolution or else perish in your unbelief.  John 3:15 is so true, “That whosoever believeth in him (Jesus Christ) should not perish, but have eternal life.’


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