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6000 Human Fossils?
The Smithsonian Human Origins web site says there 6,000 human fossils. I believe there are fewer since we'd need to deduct those that are actually ape fossils. But, that's not the issue. If humanity has been around for a couple of million years, or even just several hundred thousands years, there shuld be A LOT more human fossils. A LOT!
Suggested reading: Where Are All The People?
I can remember sitting in my high school science class. It was the science classroom located at the front of the building. I was in the far left row, third seat from the front. The teacher, Mr. Reynolds, was talking about evolution. At this time I firmly believed in evolution, but still the question popped into my mind... where are all the graves? If people had been around as long as Mr. Reynolds was saying, there had to have been billions of people who lived and died. Where were all the fossils of these people? And people leave behind a lot of trash. Where was all the trash?
When a fish or animal dies, the carcass is eaten by other animals, birds and bacteria. They are quicky gone. Nothing left. But when people die the body is buried. The use of cremation wsa not common until fairly recently. The bodies would be buried and decay, but there should still be evidence such as bones and gravesites. Where are all the human graves? Then I had another thought, where are all the people? Shouldn't there be A LOT more people living today? The numbers were not adding up.
In the above suggested article Don Batten does the calculations. Using very conservative round numbers, if humans evolved from apes one million years ago, and taking into account disease, wars, etc. we can conservatively assume an average population growth rate of 0.01% per year. That would result in 1043 people living today. That number again is ten followed by 43 zeros. You can't imagine a number that big. There is only room on all the land area on earth for 2 X 1014 people, assuming everyone is standing up. Where are all the people?
Those who believe in evolution assume the human population remained steady, numbering in just the millions, for most of the millions of years since humans became humans. They say that disease, injuries, lack of food, and wars killed off most people. This means people were born, but died off young. But the numbers still don't add up. If this huge number of people died, WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE? Where are the billions, of trillions, of gazillions (bigger number than you can imagine) of graves? Where is all the debris people leave? We should be buried in bones and fossils.
On the other hand, the numbers do add up perfectly for a world that is just 6,000 years old, that had a global flood about 4,500 years ago.
For more information about atheism:
Where Are All the Human Fossils?
Population Growth (ICR Video 2:00
Population Study Standoff (ICR Article)
Credits for images used in the video:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Neanderthal_Museum_06.jpg -- Einsamer Schütze
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/Homo_erectus_pekinensis_%28cast_of_Zhoukoudian_III%29_at_G%C3%B6teborgs_Naturhistoriska_Museum_8768.jpg -- Gunnar Creutz
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Homo_erectus_Peking_man_skull.jpg -- Netha Hussain
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dmanisi-D3444._Homo_erectus_or_Homo_georgicus.jpg -- Ryan Somma from Occoquan, USA
YOU DON'T HAVE A CHANCE
What you believe does not determine reality nor truth. That would make you god. But you ARE NOT god. You don't control the universe. You cannot change reality. Let's try an experiment. At about midnight stand in the middle of the road just around a corner where it is hard to be seen... at night, wearing all black. When headlights start lighting up the curve, just believe that whatever is coming does not exist. Stand firm, if you don't believe a vehicle is coming, then nothing is coming. You are perfectly safe... until reality hits.
You are now standing before Jesus. You are dead. It's judgment day. You don't want to believe it's Jesus and you will be judged. But it is. That's reality.
Judgment only takes a moment, the verdict is obvious, and you know it is correct. You are guilty. You've lied, stolen and sexually lusted after others (Matthew 5:28)... you have disobeyed God. Trusting Jesus is the only answer, but it's too late. You had your last chance just before you died.
You know it's no use to protest, but still you scream out, 'I didn't know!'
But you did know. All of creation declared God's glory, His invisible attributes, and His power. You have no excuse. You willingly rejected Jesus Christ (God).
Is this you? Are you saying, 'Hell isn't so bad, I'll be with my friends.' You know that's not true. There are no friends in hell. No beer... not even water to cool your lips. There is NOTHING good in hell.
So I beg you, consider these words. Trust Jesus as having paid your penalty for every way you've have rejected God. Trust Jeus to save you from hell and bring you into the presense of God.
Trust Jesus. Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved. - Acts 16:31