Okay, talk about dishonest…

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIC6aOntogeny.shtml

From the article:

“By studying ontogeny (the development of embryos), scientists can learn about the evolutionary history of organisms. Ancestral characters are often, but not always, preserved in an organism’s development. For example, both chick and human embryos go through a stage where they have slits and arches in their necks that are identical to the gill slits and gill arches of fish. This observation supports the idea that chicks and humans share a common ancestor with fish. Thus, developmental characters, along with other lines of evidence, can be used for constructing phylogenies.”

 

The image of a human embryo is shown, with an arrow pointing to one part of the embryo and labeled “gill slits”.  Not even, well, anyone, actually believes this anymore (and the article linked above admits this near the end):

“But what about the supposed evidence for gill slits, yolk sac, and tail (to name the most used examples) in a human embryo? True enough, at an early stage of development the human fetus does have certain folds or creases which resemble these found in a fish embryo. As they develop, however, the resemblance stops. In the fish, the folds develop into gills; but in the human, they develop into the glands and structures in the ear and neck areas. If humans were related to fish, one would expect the gills to evolve into the lungs, trachea, and mouth. Similarly, the embryonic human “tail” is in reality the developing coccyx, or “tail bone,” a vitally important, fully human feature, while the so-called yolk sac is not a source of nourishment as in a bird egg, but is the source of the embryo’s first blood cells. Everything about the human embryo is totally unique and human.”

http://www.icr.org/article/does-human-embryo-go-through-animal-stages/

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