Just look at these stories (tall tales) that adult people believe that is true about the evolution of animals. Rudyard Kipling, in addition to his journalism, adventure stories, and chronicling of the British Raj in India, is best remembered for a series of charming children’s fairytales about the origins of animals. Before we get started, here is what the Bible says, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called” (I Timothy 6:20).
Charles Darwin believed a whale came from a bear who loved the water. His theory so preposterous, explains how the “monstrous whale originated”. “In North America the black bear was seen by Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale” (Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species (1859) and 1984 editions, p.184).
Another story is about how the elephant got its long nose. This one is written for children and not for adults. this is one of Kipling’s stories which might as well be for adults who believe in Darwin’s whale theory. Once a baby elephant was not staying close to his mother but got fascinated by a bright shiny river. Wondering too close to the bank, a crocodile jumped up and grabbed the short nose of this poor little elephant. Continuing the story Kipling said the crocodile kept pulling one way and the baby elephant pulled the other way. And this is how the elephant got its long nose (trunk).
From long noses to long necks, this story deals with “How the giraffe got its long neck?” Darwin cited the giraffe as an outstanding example of natural selection supposedly, as a result of extended droughts, the supply of green leaves could be obtained only at the top of the trees, and therefore the shorter necked giraffes died off. The giraffes which grew longer necks survived. “So under nature with the giraffe, the individuals which were the highest browsers, and were able during dearths to reach even an inch or two above the others, will often have been preserved… By this process, with inherited effects of increase use of parts, it seems to me almost certain that any ordinary hoofed quadruped might be converted into a giraffe” (Charles Darwin, Origin of Species (1859), p. 202). Darwin failed to realize that body characteristics in offspring are determined and programmed by DNA factors of the genes or the genetic material of the parents, and not by the stretching of the neck or any other bodily exercise.
Here is a story that had a tragic ending but of course its just a fish tale. “How the catfish learned to walk?” But evolutionists believe that fish grew legs and feet and begun walking on land millions of years ago. But here is a more recent story that recalls to mind that highly honored one found in evolution books. This story was one from the U.S. National Storytelling Festival held in Jonesboro, Tennessee. “The storyteller, as a boy, while fishing one day caught a catfish, but he threw it back. The following day he caught it again. This time he kept it out of the water for little longer, and threw it back in. and so it continued all summer, the fish staying out of the water for longer and longer periods of time, until it became accustomed to living on land. At the end of the summer, as the boy was walking to school, the fish jumped out of the water and began following him like a dog. All went well until they started across an old bridge with a plank missing. Then the catfish, alas, fell through the hole in the bridge into the water below, and drowned” (The Kingston Whig, October 7, 1976, page 24).
Here is a creature that arose from the dust where no life had been before. It is a pagan myth that was originally told, not to modern folks, but to ancient ones. “Phoenix was a fabulous, eagle-like bird which existed in the folklore of ancient Egypt. it is said that no more than one of these great birds ever lived at one time. The solitary nature of the Phoenix naturally presented a problem from the standpoint of procreation. Reproduction, however, was solved in a rather unique way. At the end of its life span of no less than 500 years, the bird would construct a nest of combustible materials and spices, set the nest on fire, and be consumed in the flames. Then lo and behold, from the inert ashes would spring a new Phoenix. In the history of mythology, the story of the Phoenix is one of the few instances, if not the only one, in which something complex is constructed from lifeless matter, completely unaided” (Lester J. McCann, Blowing the whistle on Darwinism (1988), p. 101).
Here is a total fish story, from a world famous oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, on how the the fish got its shape? “The fish has assumed its present shape through many millions of years of natural selection that is, the individuals of each species best suited for their particular environment had a better chance to survive long enough to reproduce and pass on their genetic material to their offspring, who then did the same. Those less suited either moved to more suitable environments or died before reproducing and passing their genes to offspring” (Ocean world of Jacques Cousteau, vol. 5, The Art of Motion, p.22).
Here is what God says to the conclusion of this matter. “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 1:22-25) (KJV).