The March Of Progress Summary

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In his response to an article regarding the co-existence of Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus, German theologist, Dr. Manfred E. Kober, criticizes the credibility of evolutionary theories. His points, however, relating to the evidence that dinosaurs and early humans co-existed, are heavily biased and many factors such as; his credentials, lack of sources, his use of inaccurate information and statistics, the date of publication and the media platform utilized, greatly decrease the reliability of his response.
Dr. Kober's conflicting views concerning human evolution may be due to his largely creationist views and cultural upbringing. Kober studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary, a purely religion based institute, where he received his Th. M
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In addition to his lack of relevant credentials, Dr. Kober never cites any of his sources, raising the question of whether the evidence used within the response is reliable or correct. After further research into the claims asserted by Dr. Kober, many of the evidence used within the article was proven to be false. Kober begins by stating that evolutionists have been teaching the 'straight line of human evolution' (more commonly known as the March of Progress), as 'Gospel truth'. This statement however is highly inaccurate. Created in 1965, by muralist Rudolph Zallinger, The March of Progress was an illustration simplifying the theory of evolution. The implication that humans evolved in a linear fashion was not the original intent of the image, nor have evolutionists ever taught any form of linear evolution. This straight line of human evolution was simply an interpretation of many viewers, thus Kober's statement about the concept being 'Gospel Truth' is entirely false. Kober then continues to mention the overlapping footprints of dinosaurs and humans found around the Paluxy River and in particular the Dinosaur Valley State Park near Glen Rose, Texas. The park has…show more content…
The theory of ‘Lamarckism’ centers around two main ideas, the concept of use and disuse and the law of inheritance of acquired characteristics. The concept of use and disuse, concentrated on the idea that if an organ were to be used frequently enough it would become enhanced and if an organ was not used it would essentially become ‘lost’. His law of inheritance then continued to state that these enhanced organs/characteristics would be passed down through the organism’s offspring, therefore over time, altering the standard of a species. Lamarck applied this theory as an explanation for the disproportionate length of modern giraffes’ necks. He believed that due to the height of tree branches in Africa, the early ancestors of giraffes must have been forced to stretch their necks in order to feed. During their lifetime, this excessive stretching would have resulted in the lengthening of their necks, an acquired characteristic which would then be inherited by their offspring. As time progressed however, Lamarck’s two-part theory was eventually discredited. This was largely due to our understanding of genetics. More recent studies have confirmed that the only way a trait can be inherited is through genes, segments of DNA that are unaltered by the
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