Fossil Footprints and Evolutionary Circular Reasoning

One fine day in what is now Morocco, some folks took a notion to walk on a beach. Believers in descent with variations evolution guess at pragmatic reasons and not for fun. Mayhaps they were on their way to get some tangia with a side of zaalouk.

Although researchers said the footprints were made by "hominins," they were clearly made by humans. Not just the robust he-men of the tribe, as the group had members of differing ages. Deep time is once again thrown at the public because reasons and all that good stuff.

Beach footprints via Freepik

In addition to using a dating method that makes the footprints seem to be 90,000 years old, circular reasoning ensued. That is, they used a wagon train-load of assumptions and speculations about evolution in order to support evolution. The existence of footprints that old doesn't fit the evolutionary paradigm, and the narrative is more important than the facts — again. The article linked below discusses the footprints, and describes how fact-free speculation tells the reader how walking evolved. No, old son. Humans and apes were recently created, separately, and there was no evolution involved.

To read all about it, head on over to "Footprints in the Quicksands of Deep Time.