Sunday, 7 March 2010
Popeye the Sailor Monkey?
Charles, we have a problem.
The origin of South American monkeys is a big mystery for Darwinists. They believe that these monkeys originally evolved in Africa. Molecular and morphological studies suggest that the old world monkeys later found their way across the ocean to America.
The view is not entirely free from problems, however. According to conventional plate tectonics theory, Africa and South America separated about 100-120 million years ago and South America was an island roughly 3. 5 - 80 million years before our days.
Molecular studies nevertheless suggest that South American monkeys (Platyrrhini) diverged from African monkeys (Catarrhini) about 35 million years ago.
The monkeys must have found a way to cross the ocean. Darwinists thus believe that the plucky simians travelled on rafts.
And since no orthodox evolutionist will doubt the reliability of dating methods, the only viable explanation is that at least some old earth monkeys were fearless sailors.
Luskin, Casey. 2010. Sea Monkey Hypotheses Refute the NCSE’s Biogeography Objections to Explore Evolution. Evolution News and Views. (2 March.) http://www.evolutionnews.org/2010/03/sea_monkey_hypotheses_refute_t.html#more