This programme was about the large, extinct species known as the Irish Elk, and engaged in speculation as to the factors which might have led to its disappearance. However, right from the outset that speculation was all made in the context of an evolutionary perspective. It was claimed, without proposing any evidence, that the species had come into being by means of evolution. The account in the programme demonstrated a blind devotion to Darwinism. In that part of the documentary dealing with the Irish elk"s giant antlers and body, it was said that the animal had obviously developed a bodily structure capable of supporting those enormous antlers, and that evolution had created a specialised animal that needed wide open pastures in order to grow exceptionally large antlers.
These statements, which attribute creative force to evolution, clearly reveal that National Geographic TV supports Darwinism as a belief. The claim regarding "development" of the antlers and body is one devoid of any evidence. It is in fact impossible for a living thing to develop any organ in its own body. This is a fairy tale of no scientific value whatsoever.
The common feature of such evolutionist tales is the way they identify a specific need of a living thing and then hypothesise that this need was met by some evolutionary mechanisms. The same method is always employed in putting these tales together. The advantageous aspect or aspects of a feature of a living thing is first described. A scenario is then invented as to how that advantage might have evolved. In practice, of course, there are no bounds to the evolutionist theses that can be produced in this way: "the elephant"s trunk gives it an advantage in picking food up from the ground, so the elephant"s trunk evolved in order to pick food up from the ground," for instance, or "the giraffe"s neck allows it to reach high branches, so the giraffe"s neck evolved in order for it to reach leaves on high branches. . ." Believing in such things is the same as believing in fairy tales.
The reason why such statements appear so often on channels like National Geographic TV is their aim to disseminate the theory across society.
(There are also eminent evolutionist scientists who draw attention to and criticise the use of such unscientific accounts. You can read an article dealing with these unscientific statements and the criticisms of them here)
Our advice to the National Geographic TV management is that it abandon its materialist preconceptions and accept that the true origin of life lies in intelligent design, creation in other words. It is Almighty God, the creator of all, Who created the Irish Elk and all other living things.2004-02-02 00:00:00