Thursday, November 22, 2012

Devonian life and Evolution

Devonian geological period is fascinating and crucially important to our understanding of the history of life upon planet Earth.

As my other blogs, also this one is a tourguide where I just point at things of interest and provide some resources for further study. This is not an attempt to systematically present all the important facts first and foremost because as a layman I am not qualified to do so. There are numerous excellent books and also webpages dedicated to the evolution of life during the Devonian period where reliable up-to-date information is available.

The deep interest in this blog is theological, as in all my blogs, but I have learned the hard way that theology is useless if you do not know what you are talking about.

As Albert Einstein put it
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

So I try to let science be science and religion be religion and let the chips fall where they fall.

Welcome to the adventure and word is free - I greatly appreciate your critical comments knowing how easy it is for me to get facts wrong in such an extremely complex matter as the history of life.

Sola Dei gratia!

The man of of Galilee loved fish, new how to prepare it on fire and once offered plenty of fish and bread to the thousands who had gathered to listen to His teaching. His closest disciples included many fishermen and He promised to make of them fishers of men.

So it is appropriate that His symbol in early Christian times when the cross was still known as a cruel tool execution was fish.

Iesus Christos Theou Hyios Soter 

Ichthys Ephesus Turkey wikimedia

In a blog devoted to learning more about Devonian, the Age of Fish, the early Christian symbol faces a modern symbol of Evolutionism!

Evolutionism license plate. 

My sincere hope is that this blog will demonstrate that evolutionary biologists are very very far from solving the riddles of life and that we are dealing with Dark Energy of Evolution presenting serious scientists with more questions than answers.

IMHO astrophysicists are more humble than evolutionists and say "we do not know why matter defies the unshakable laws of gravity" and call it Dark Energy. Evolutionists dealing with much more complex issues than cosmologists have no real idea why life defies the unshakable law of entropy but are too proud to confess it.

Your inner fish!
Human embryo.. from fishy to human face
BBC health

Dr Neil Shubin University of Chicago
Chicago University researcher evolution biologist professor Neil Shubin became known around the world for the 2004 discovery of Late Devonian tiktaalik from Ellesmere island, Canada.  In 2008 he published

Neil Shubin. Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body. New York: Pantheon Books, 2008.

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