Ear Bones and Deficient Evolutionary Ideas

Sometimes I use a silly euphemism for giving serious thought to something by saying people may need to use their think bones. Did you know that we have bones in our ears? Of course you did, but most of us do not ponder them very often unless there is a medical issue. Some purveyors of atoms-to-audiologist evolution have the notion that the middle ear bones of mammals evolved from reptiles.

Some evolutionists think there is a relationship between inner bones in mammals and those in reptile jaws. This notion cannot withstand scrutiny or genetics.
Credit: National Science Foundation / Zina Deretsky
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This concept of a relationship between mammal ear bones and some bones in reptile jaws is disputed by other evolutionists. It is actually quite old, long before the science of genetics was initiated by Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him). Not only does this notion have problems when confronted with genetics, but there are many questions of logistics that evolutionists cannot answer. That is because mammals and reptiles were created separately.
Some evolutionists claim that mammals evolved from reptiles through a group of animals known as ‘mammal-like reptiles’. This is a big step in the evolutionary model. They believe that certain jaw and skull bones in reptiles evolve into the middle ear bones of mammals. Two bones, the articular bone on the very back tip of the jawbone and the quadrate bone at the base of the skull form the jaw joint in reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammal-like reptiles (see figure 1). In mammalian embryology, these two bones migrate into the middle ear and become the malleus and the incus. These two bones, together with the stapes form the three bones of the middle ear. However, in reptiles, there is only one single bone in the middle ear, namely the columella, which corresponds to the stapes bone in the mammalian ear.
Evolutionists list several “mammal-like” species where these bones are supposedly in between those of reptiles and mammals. However, is this picture true? Is there evidence that the reptilian skull and jaw bones middle ear evolved into the mammalian ear?
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