In an article entitled “Defaunation in the Anthropocene” in Science vol. 345 p401, 25 July 2014, doi: 10.1126/science.1251817, an international team of scientists write: “Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: 67% of monitored populations show 45% mean abundance decline”.
Editorial Comment: Did you notice that during this man-made time of extinction no new kinds of animals have evolved? Furthermore, we have yet to hear any environmentalists, who constantly bemoan the extinction of animals, claim they are looking forward to the evolution of many new kinds of creatures. All this despite the fact they claim extinction (such as that of the dinosaurs) is what enabled the evolution of present day life forms. In reality, extinction is a sad reminder that the world is going downhill, and we lose living things without ever evolving new living creatures.
In case you are wondering about the strange title of this article: “Defaunation” means the removal of animals (fauna – animals), and “Anthropocene” is defined as “Relating to or denoting the current man dominated geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment”. (Oxford English Dictionary)
Evidence News vol. 14 No. 14
20 August 2014
Creation Research Australia
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