The Bipedalism Impasse

An Outdated View: The Theory of Evolution
The Origin of Life
The Design in the Protein
The Design in the Cell
Genetic Information
The Design in the Nature
Miller's Experiment
The Natural Selection Misconception
Irreducible Complexity
Impasse of Intermediate
The Cambrian Period
Fish and Amphibians
Coelacanth Misconception
Birds and Reptiles
Archaeopteryx Misconception
Bird Feathers
The Origin of Mammals
Living Fossils
The Tale of Man's Evolution
Homo Erectus
A Lost Human Race: Neanderthal
The Collapse of the Family Tree
The Bipedalism Impasse
False Faces
Piltdown Scandal
Why is Evolution Defended?
The Obvious Truth: Creation

Human beings move in a completely different way from other creatures. No other animal can walk upright on its two feet as humans do. Evolutionists, however, claim that the bipedal upright stride of humans evolved by steps from the apes' quadripedal bent stride.

This claim is not true. Firstly, the fossil record shows that no life form ever had a way of movement in between the human and the ape stride. Detailed examinations of the fossil record prove that creatures of the Australopithecus and Homo habilis classes walked on all fours and by leaning forward, while human races such as Homo erectus and Neanderthal man walked upright just like us. This means that the bipedal upright stride emerged with humans for the first time and all of a sudden.

Besides, anatomical research conducted in recent years establishes that the gradual evolution of the ape stride into the human stride is impossible. In 1996, the British anatomist Robin Crompton, who conducted research into the bipedal stride of humans, concluded that a motion in between the ape stride and the human stride is not possible. Crompton showed that a living thing can either walk upright or on all fours. A type of in-between stride would be quite ineffective.60

The entire skeletal structure of apes is designed according to the quadripedal stride. Their arms are long and their skeleton is bent forward. Moreover, their hands and feet are curved to enable them to climb trees.

The immense gap between man and ape is not limited solely to bipedalism. Many other issues still remain unexplained such as brain capacity, the ability to talk, and so on. Elaine Morgan, an evolutionist paleoanthropologist, makes the following confession in relation to this issue:


The "half bent" creatures pictured by evolutionists are actually nothing but figments of the imagination. Scientific findings demonstrate that no creatures having a stride in between that of the ape and man ever existed in history.

Four of the most outstanding mysteries about humans are: 1) why do they walk on two legs? 2) why have they lost their fur? 3) why have they developed such large brains? 4) why did they learn to speak?

The orthodox answers to these questions are: 1) 'We do not yet know'; 2) 'We do not yet know'; 3) 'We do not yet know'; 4) 'We do not yet know'. The list of questions could be considerably lengthened without affecting the monotony of the answers.61

In short, "the evolution of man" is nothing but an unsubstantiated tale. Man is created by God already equipped with all the abilities and features he possesses.


60- Ruth Henke, "Aufrecht aus den Baumen", Focus, Vol 39, 1996, p. 178
61- Elaine Morgan, The Scars of Evolution, New York: Oxford University Press, 1994, p. 5

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