The evidence clearly points to the Creation model of all things whereby God said, let there be and there was.
This of course gives the impression (especially with the commentary supplied) that things have been changing for the better over long periods of time, and that all creatures found in the fossil record are very old, outdated and extinct creatures that have long ago ceased to exist.
But, if we were to see the whole of the fossil record, and we were not influenced from years of evolutionary training in the science class, and bombarded with evolutionary biased programs, journals and magazines etc, and if we were to go out into the field and examine the evidence for ourselves, I think we would come up with a totally different conclusion.
But, if this hypothesis were indeed true, we would expect to find within the fossil record millions of specimens that have slowly changed from bacteria to algae to invertebrates to fish to amphibians to reptiles to birds and mammals and finally to man as shown in the Darwinian Tree.
However, when we examine the Evolutionary Tree we find that all of these species (or their counterparts) for the most part, are living today. When we go to a museum of natural history, we primarily find only fossils of extinct creatures.
So what we need to do, as the Bible instructs us to do, is to Prove all things (1 Thessalonians ).
There really are only two world views that exist today that propose where all things originated from, that is, supernatural Creation by the Almighty God, and Evolution, which purports that the entire visible universe grew from a speck far smaller than a proton (TIME, June 25, 2001, How the Universe Will End, p.
What we would first like to display for the discerning mind is what can really be observed in the fossil record, which is subtly hidden from the unsuspecting onlooker in the museums of natural history around the world.
The conclusion that many are coming to when challenged with the alternate view to the long ages of Evolution is that the fossil record proves sudden appearance, which must be accomplished by a divine act of Creation. From this observable evidence it can easily be seen that ALL the creatures still living today have not changed after millions of years.
Evolutionary scientists used the coelacanth fossils as evidence to support their theory that fish evolved into amphibians.