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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Evolution Explanation Failure of Mammoth Proportions

It is expected that people will interpret what they see according to their worldviews. Scientists are like other people, everyone has a starting point. Forcing observed data into presuppositions instead of taking using their own guideline of "follow where the evidence leads" causes problems. Especially when their preconceptions are repeatedly shown to be flawed.

Scientists continue to explain things from a flawed worldview. In this case, yet another explanation for the extinction of the wooly mammoths fails. Creationists have a far better model.
Wooly mammoth cave art from Les Combarelles, France / PD
In their attempts to explain the extinction of the wooly mammoths, scientists are assuming several things: There were several ice ages (we are between them right now), evolution is true, the earth is billions of years old and so on. When thoroughly examined,  latest "explanation" for extinction raises more questions than it answers. However, models of the global Genesis Flood are far more plausible. 
Researchers claim to potentially have solved the mystery of the wooly mammoth’s mass extinction. After drilling permafrost cores in Alaska, Canada, and northern Russia, a team led by Eske Willerslev of the University of Copenhagen analyzed DNA remnants of Arctic vegetation within those cores. Based upon their analysis of the cores, they concluded that edible plants called forbs (which include sagebrush, yarrow, and mums) were once much more abundant upon the Arctic steppes. Furthermore, the stomach contents within mammoth and other animal carcasses seem to indicate that the mammoths preferred these forbs. The scientists theorize that an “invasion” by grasses crowded out the forbs, greatly reducing the amount of the mammoths’ preferred foods. But is this really an adequate explanation? Researchers have long assumed that mammoths did eat grasses, as do modern-day elephants. Yet, even if the mammoths preferred forbs, they could still have presumably subsisted on a grass-rich diet.
This is only the latest of many theories offered to explain the wooly mammoth’s extinction. As recently as 2013, scientists attributed the animal’s disappearance to a warming climate.
You can read the rest of the article, as well as a more rational alternative explanation, at "Wooly Mammoth Mystery Finally Solved?" Pack your trunk for the trip.

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