Figure 1. Rodhocetus at the Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan, USA. Fossil evidence overlaid on the museum’s illustration from Dr Carl Werner, Evolution the Grand Experiment Vol. 1 DVD. Red Xs added to emphasize the imagination involved in the illustration.
There are many other problems with
whale evolution. 3 Museums and
textbooks portray the fossil story as being
clear-cut, yet evolutionists cannot even
agree on which land animal gave rise to
the whales. Based on fossil similarities
of teeth, some paleontologists favoured
hyena-like animals (Pachyaena), while
others preferred a cat-like animal
(Sinonyx). But after recent comparisons
of DNA, molecular biologists decided
hippos were the closest to a whale
There are, of course, huge problems
in converting a hippo-like creature
into a whale. Not even the teeth are
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It’s all a whale of a tale.
References and notes
1. Werner, C., Evolution: the Grand
Experiment, Vol. 1, New Leaf Press, pp.
2. Evolution: the Grand Experiment Vol. 1,
DVD; interview by Dr Werner on August
3. See Refuting Evolution, ch. 5, 2007.
For an astonishing exposé of this
and many other aspects of
evolutionary storytelling, we
highly recommend Dr Carl
Werner’s book and DVD, Evolution
the Grand Experiment, Vol. 1,
available at creation.com/store.
DON BATTEN, B.Sc.Agr.(Hons.), Ph.D.
Dr Batten is a consultant plant physiologist and
research scientist who works full-time for Creation
Ministries International in Brisbane, Australia.