Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Testimony of the Human Foot, by Timothy R. Stout

Compare a chimpanzee's foot to a human foot. All of the components, plus various bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the rest of the body, need to change simultaneously and in a coordinated manner in order to "evolve" one to the other.

There are fundamental differences in the design. One is perfect for walking on tree branches, while the other is perfect for running on the ground.

Current research is confirming that barefoot running is easier on a properly trained person's body than running with shoes, particularly if the shoes have thick cushions in the heel.

The human foot and ankle is a strong and complex mechanical structure containing more than 26 bones, 33 joints (20 of which are actively articulated), and more than an hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

The problem facing the evolutionist is that neither a straight-forward path nor a plausible mechanism to bring about such changes. God designed each to work well for the purpose for which He intended it to be used. We should marvel at His wisdom in how well He did His work and give Him the glory for the perfection we observe. We are without excuse for doing less than this.

(from The Testimony of the Human Foot, by Timothy R. Stout, published in Creation Matters, a publication of Creation Research Society, Volume 15, Number 6, November/December 2010, to appear at http://www.creationresearch.org/creation_matters/pdf/2010/CM15%2006%20low%20res.pdf)

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