Stefan Frello of Denmark - - Takes up Marsupials as Key Evolutionary Evidence


(George Brooks) #1

You are so right!

Look what the author had to say about Australia! Finally! The writer has taken my 2-year mantra about the uniqueness of Australia, and he wrote it beautifully and concisely! I am absolutely flabbergasted! The writer was even careful enough to include @John_Harshman’s “footnotes” on placental bats and rats! Perfect!

I salute Stefan Frello!!!

No Replacement of Darwin: A Review of *Replacing Darwin—The New Origin of Species
by Stefan Frello on April 25, 2018

“Biogeography: This is the study of the distribution of species over the world. Jeanson describes in some detail why he thinks migration from Eurasia to the rest of the world can explain the current distribution of animals. He concludes that “Migration fits the current geographic distribution of species” (Jeanson 2017a). This is a bold assertion. A few examples will show why.”

“Of 19 families of marsupials, 17 are endemic to Australia and the nearby islands. (endemic: a species or group of species living exclusively in a well-defined area). Jean Lightner, an associate of the Creation Research Society, has identified all these families as separate biblical kinds in her overview of mammalian ‘Ark kinds’ (Lightner 2012). It is therefore relevant to ask how it comes that all these animals migrated from the Middle East to Australia, leaving no trace behind them, if the biblical story of the Flood is true. Further, they were only followed by those placental mammals that have the best chance of traveling over the sea (a few families of bats and one family of rodents). What a coincidence! I love to think about the poor marsupial mole digging its way from Turkey (Mt. Ararat) to Australia, trying to keep up with kangaroos, koalas, wombats, and numerous crawling, hopping, and gliding marsupials.”

In Central and South America, there are four endemic families of monkeys (no family of monkeys live in both Central and South America and other areas). All four are recognized as separate ‘kinds’ by Jean Lightner, who recognizes a total of 15 primate ‘kinds.’ Judged by the homology of the mitochondrial genome (hereafter mtDNA), the Central and South America monkeys are closer related to one another than to other groups. This is reflected in the fact that they are all members of the so-called ‘parvorder’ (a group-level between family and order) Platyrrhini (New World Monkeys)."

"According to evolution, this is because all four originated from a single group of monkeys that made it to South America after it split from Africa by plate tectonics. According to creation, they must have made it to South America separately after the end of the Flood. What a coincidence! Correspondingly four of five ‘kinds’ of primates on Madagascar are lemurs, which are endemics of Madagascar. What a coincidence!"

Conclusion: Jeanson fails to account for biogeography, while the topic is among Darwin’s original arguments in favor of evolution."


(Laura) #2

Wow. So AIG actually allowed the publication of something that criticizes the assertions of one of their own? I’m impressed, and a little shocked.

The short “concluding remark” was interesting as well:

Would you trust an Atheist to teach your children about Christianity? If not—don’t trust a creationist to tell them about evolution!


(George Brooks) #3

@Elle

If we go to YouTube, we will see QUITE A BIT of videod debates between Frello And the Rev. Hovind! LOTS of debate time.

So I’m wondering if Hovind was the one who convinced them to let Frello’s article to be published… as a way of drawing more attention to Hovind’s debates with him.

These debates have been promoted as Hovind rhetorical victories… and produced by pro-Hovind folks…


(Phil) #4

I think it is marketing. The book really did not go anywhere, and is a year old at the publishing of that review. There is probably a closet in Ham’s house full on unsold copies that he wants moved out, so is trying to stir up some controversy to get them sold.
While Frello makes some good points, he is from Denmark, is not well known, from his website appears to be agnostic or atheist (really no mention of personal belief I could find in a quick once over) and, in short, a perfect critic to help stimulate book sales to the loyalists.


(Joel Duff) #5

Marketing is what it is. The readership by the average YEC is near nill so there is little danger than these good observations by Frello will be noticed by the masses. Jeanson and AiG desperately want their journal to look like a legitimate course of scientific discourse and by getting Frello to publish there they can–and have repeatedly–called this a sign that Jeanson’s book can’t be ignored. They say, see, evolutionists are desperate to debunk the book and we have responded to all their arguments. That review was a huge help to Jeanson who has had very little to do since publishing his book since there has been little critical review and even less discussion of it for him to respond to.


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