Humans and everything else are NOT becoming more complex, larger, smarter.
We all have seen pictures of the gigantic turtles, dinosaurs, sharks and other oversized animals in the fossil record. Although there are examples of small animals of all kinds, a lot of them grew way bigger than anything similar does today. Can Evolution really explain why they got so big a long time ago, but not anymore? God can. He made the world “very good” (Genesis 1:31) with lots of huge vegetation to eat and much more comfortable environments to live in.
Everyone knows that Europeans during the Middle-Ages were a lot smaller than the people living there now. But is that proof of Evolution? Neanderthal [knee-an-der-tall] bones show that those people were way stronger than we normally are today. European stone age digs show that people after the Ice Age were bigger than their descendants.
BTW studying this, I just read a research piece by some evolutionists on these Post-Ice Age people, but it’s a major Eye-Crosser. For example they said, “craniodental and upper limb robusticity show complex evolutionary patterns that do not always correspond to expectations.” (My spellcheck didn’t even know these words!) In English this means, ‘the strength of their teeth and arms was WAY stronger than Evolution could have predicted.’
And what about our smarts a long time ago? I’m planning to write a LOT more on this, but here are a few things to consider. Did you know that the best and biggest of the Egyptian pyramids is the oldest? That around the world there are ancient cities with the biggest, best laid stones at the lowest levels? Today we can’t explain how any of them were built.
Here are some examples (have a grown-up take you, but I checked that there isn’t anything yucky on these pages):
Very early Inca Indian’s Stone walls and carving.
Island of Malta, pre-written-history shrine, carvings and pottery: this page is fine, but the museum collection link to see more pictures has a number of nude statues. Here’s a picture of the actual underground shrine.
And one of the coolest evidences of really smart, ancient people- the Antikythera Mechanism. I watched the History Channel’s video; fascinating and well done, but with a brief pan of a nude male statue.
It would be really funny, if it weren’t so sad, many of the Non-creationists willing to admit that there were some really strong, smart people a long time ago think there were aliens helping them! I would really rather believe God and His Word than that aliens did all this. How would the aliens have gotten so smart themselves? That would just be pushing the time-line back millions of years, but not answering the Big Question.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch: and he built a city, and called the name of the city, after the name of his son, Enoch…. And Adah bare Jabal: he was the father of such as dwell in tents, and of such as have cattle. And his brother’s name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. And Zillah, she also bare Tubalcain, an instructer of every artificer in brass and iron: and the sister of Tubalcain was Naamah. Genesis 4:17,20-22 Cain’s Family (before the flood)