The Missing Link

The Missing Link - by P.K.Odendaal - November 2014.

We grow up by learning from links - the process of linking one thing to another - and our whole life is about linking things together. It is from these links that we start to get meaning from the patterns which develop from these links. It is much like the threads in a spider web - a very good analogy of life and science. It is what gives meaning to life and what holds scientific hypotheses together. At first we see a thread and have no idea how beautiful the pattern or the ultimate product looks like - and the ultimate form of many of these products we do not even see on earth.

Of course we have been indoctrinated from our youth to think about the missing link between mankind and a fish or ape or whatever in the evolution theory called the Darwinian Delusion. The truth is that they are not looking to find one or two links - they need more than a billion links to prove that theory. It is really my argument which needs only one missing link to complete their Godless conspiracy and that is adding God to it - a God which is subtly, powerfully and ingeniously completing and managing His creation or handiwork. 
First, a short digression. I give you Piltdown Man - or the man who never was.
The Piltdown Man was a paleoanthropological hoax in which bone fragments were presented as the fossilized remains of a previously unknown early human. These fragments consisted of parts of a skull and jawbone, said to have been collected in 1912 from a gravel pit at Piltdown, East Sussex, England. The Latin name Eoanthropus dawsoni ("Dawson's dawn-man", after the collector Charles Dawson) was given to the specimen. The significance of the specimen remained the subject of controversy until it was exposed in 1953 as a forgery, consisting of the lower jawbone of an orangutan deliberately combined with the cranium of a fully developed modern human.
The Piltdown hoax is perhaps the most famous paleoanthropological hoax ever to have been perpetrated. It is prominent for two reasons: the attention paid to the issue of human evolution, and the length of time (more than 40 years) that elapsed from its discovery to its full exposure as a forgery.
Please ... to take forty years to expose that hoax says something of that science. In the other sciences that person would have been exposed and ridiculed in a week. So ... that discipline is still a baseless philosophy.
Do not take me wrongly. Evolution is there and is a testimony to a Great God who made things who can change themselves to adapt to a changing universe - we and random events cannot do that with purpose. My remark was against the Darwinian delusion and all who do research and theoretical studies on that Godless template.

Note added 12 November 2014:

This Godless template delusion was invented by Darwin assisted by the arrogance of Thomas Huxley who stated: I have "conclusively shown that in every visible characteristic man differs less from the higher apes" than the apes differ from other primates. Can he also say that for a chicken and an egg?

That is however not the point that is to be made. That is a superficial observation. If that is so, then what did the apes evolute from, and what did that species evolute from?
The answer is that they all came from a first cell which was created from (Gen 2:6,7) ... the dust of the earth in 'the mist which watered the whole face of the ground.'. It seems to me that Moses knew a lot more about evolution than Darwin and Huxley. Why might God not have created man from that single cell and taken him through multiple intermediaries. Scripture does not say that God created man immediately and completely.

End of note.

The way I read Natural History, as interpreted by modern scientific writers, I find mostly to be a hoax, but I will not belabour that issue now, as the time and place for that is not right yet. However, I will leave no stone (read London bus) unturned until I have exposed some of those hoaxes. I do however respect the valuable scientific work which is being done in that discipline under purely scientific principles.
End of digression.
To go from a billion unknown links to a billion known links, I give you the internet. You will almost always find that there are links which work correctly when you surf the internet. However, sometimes the links do not work and leaves us in the cold, or rather, wants us to explore it another way. If they all work and you surf from link to link it gets very boring. I like links which do not exist - it inspires me to create or invent them.
And that is the point I wish to make in this article: that it is exciting to explore the field and look for the missing link, be it anything, anywhere and anytime. We learn from that, we make mistakes, we start over again, we give up and come back later, we come short again and again - so exhilarating - and then one day we have a breakthrough. It is the essence of life and of living, and we thrive on it. It makes life exciting and wonderful and mysterious.
All things which we do not know yet, sit at the end of a missing link. Just ask an investigator in a crime case. They thrive on these missing links. Generically, that is our main purpose in life if we wish to explore or stretch the envelope of our existence, experience and knowledge.
On a more practical level it learns us to observe things better - see our article 'What do you see'. That is really challenging because the laws of cause and effect operate and we mostly do not know which effect comes from which cause. So it gets even better for us who meditate on things around us. We who wish to understand things on a deeper level. We are constantly looking for the link between the cause and the effect, which is quite a challenge in the speculating world.
I throw this challenge to you. let us embrace it and so bring even more meaning to our lives. Let us not say there is nothing out there. It is not within us for sure. It is out there.
More ideas will follow - hopefully soon ... see you

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