What a glorious occasion it was. On Tuesday, November 9th, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Vij Sodera, a surgeon from the United Kingdom, speak on “Human Fossils: the myth of evolution from apes.”
As a medical doctor, Vij Sodera compared various skeletons that have been found, and concluded there is no evidence for evolution. The artifacts represent either apes or humans, but there are no missing links or transitional forms. Of special interest to me were two aspects of the discussion: one on skulls and the other on feet.
First there was the skull of Homo erectus with the large bone at the eyebrow, which was considered to be ape-like. Dr. Sodera mentioned how excited he was when a fellow medical doctor showed a current xray of a very similar skull. It belonged to a normal looking, intelligent Caucasion male. Without the x-ray, one would not have known the shape of the skull beneath. The second skull was of a ‘Neanderthal’ specimen with its protruding occiput (back of the skull bone), commonly called a ‘bun’. This is typically suggested to show a lack of humanness. Apparently however, this is a common feature among Norwegians living in Alberta. They are all normal, intelligent Canadian citizens who would certainly object to any hint of their constituting the missing link!
As far as feet are concerned, I�ve always liked my feet. Besides being petite, they have taken me many places. They have helped me hike up many mountain trails, scramble across shale slopes and walk on narrow ledges, leaving me feeling sure-footed as a mountain goat. They regularly take me through Edmonton�s river valley and in my teens, they helped me win ribbons for long distance running. I also love going barefoot, and I have found that my toes are useful for picking up pens and pencils. Apparently that is as close as I get to having ape-like feet. Actually, ape feet are more like hands than like human feet. Dr. Sodera declares that it would be easier for an ape to lose its big metatarsal (toe) than for it to change into a human toe. Ape feet can do none of the feats that human feet achieve, nor do they leave characteristic bipedal tracks such as the Laetoli fossil footprints in Tanzania. The other bones of the human skeleton are similarly uniquely human.
Click here to read a review of Dr. Sodera’s book, One Small Speck to Man: The Evolution Myth.
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