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Old 12-20-2008, 03:51 PM
Bro. Parrish
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Historical Lies of Evolution

The Search for Evidence
After Darwin advanced the claim with his book The Descent of Man that man evolved from ape-like living beings, he started to seek fossils to support this contention. However, some evolutionists believed that "half-man half-ape" creatures were to be found not only in the fossil record, but also alive in various parts of the world. In the early 20th century, these pursuits for "living transitional links" led to unfortunate incidents, one of the cruellest of which is the story of a Pygmy by the name of Ota Benga.

Ota Benga was a member of the Batwa people, and lived in equatorial forests near the Kasai River in what was then the Belgian Congo. Ota Benga was captured in the Congo in 1904 by a business man named Samuel Phillips Verner, who was under contract from the St. Louis World's Fair to bring back pygmies for exhibition. In his own tongue, Ota Benga's name meant "friend." He had a wife and two children who were previously killed in a massacre.

The Perpetrators
Chained and caged like an animal, Ota Benga was taken to the USA where evolutionist scientists displayed him to the public in the St Louis World Fair along with apes and introduced him before many thousands of visitors as "the closest transitional link to man."

Two years later, they took him to the Bronx Zoo in New York (the photo above of Ota Benga was reported taken at the zoo) and there they exhibited him under the denomination of "ancient ancestors of man" along with a few chimpanzees, a gorilla named Dinah, and an orang-utan called Dohung. Dr William T. Hornaday, the zoo's evolutionist director gave long speeches on how proud he was to have this exceptional "transitional form" in his zoo and treated caged Ota Benga as if he were an ordinary animal.

Bronx Zoo director William Hornaday saw the exhibit as a valuable spectacle for his visitors, and was encouraged by Madison Grant, a prominent scientific racist and eugenicist.

A September 10, 1906 New York Times story reported:
"The person responsible for this exhibition degrades himself as much as he does the African," said Rev. Dr. R. MacArthur of Calvary Baptist Church. "Instead of making a beast of this little fellow, he should be put in school for the development of such powers as God gave to him. It is too bad that there is not some society like the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. We send our missionaries to Africa to Christianize the people, and then we bring one here to brutalize him."

The zoo director finally acquiesced, and allowed Ota Benga out of his cage. Once let out, Ota Benga spent most of his days walking around the zoo, often with huge crowds following him, and returned to the "monkey house" only to sleep at night.

The New York Times of September 18, 1906, described the scene:
"There were 40,000 visitors to the park on Sunday. Nearly every man, woman and child of this crowd made for the monkey house to see the star attraction in the park—the wild man from Africa. They chased him about the grounds all day, howling, jeering, and yelling. Some of them poked him in the ribs, others tripped him up, all laughed at him."

Being treated as a curiosity, mocked and made fun of by the visitors, eventually caused Benga to react with aggression to those around him.

Eventually Ota Benga was removed from this terrible life, and he worked at a tobacco factory for some years, but he never fully adjusted to American society, and this is no surprise considering his ordeal. Ota Benga eventually committed suicide, and was buried in an unmarked grave.

A General Warning:
Piltdown Man, Nebraska Man, "Archeoraptor," and "missing links" in cages... these scandals demonstrate that evolutionist scientists do not hesitate to employ any kind of unscientific method to prove their theory. We need to bear this point in mind, when we look at the other so-called evidence of the "human evolution" myth.

Last edited by Bro. Parrish; 12-20-2008 at 04:12 PM.