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Lethbridge, T C - ESP Beyond Time and Distance – Darwin’s theory of Evolution

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T C Lethbridge – ESP Beyond Time and Distance

Although there was a lot of sense in Darwin's ideas yet the main theory, seized upon by the careerists of the time and somewhat embroidered, does not make sense if you devote much time to the study of nature. It is just not possible to believe that evolution is an affair of chance. Evolution is obvious; but the cause of it is not.

As children we were very interested in beetles among other things. There are parasitic beetles in the nests of ants and wasps, which differ considerably according to their hosts. We found most of the species in ants' nests, but the wasps' nest beetle was a problem. However we located a wasps' nest-having no other means of doing so we proceeded to assault it as a military operation. Two boys armed with tennis rackets stood with their backs to the nest and hit all homing wasps, while the third poured a jug of supposedly boiling water into the hole.

The operation was entirely successful. No one was stung more than twice and the nest was destroyed. In it were all the specimens of the parasitic beetle that we needed.

Now these beetles bear no resemblance to a wasp. They are half the size, flattish and black, red and white. They are only, as far as I know, found in wasps' nests. Are we really supposed to believe that, through the generations, by a process of trial and error, these beetles changed their shape until they would be suitable inmates for a wasps' nest? What possible inducement was there for them to do so? This kind of situation occurs everywhere in the world of insects, spiders and so on.

Every parasite is adapted for its life role and some of these are very complicated. How did the liver-fluke think out an evolution whereby its first host is a small snail which is then eaten by a sheep?

These things make no sense as explained by Darwinian evolution; but they are perfectly understandable, if you once postulate an external mind planning them. You can talk as learnedly as you like about the behaviour of genes changing animal forms and perhaps this is how the change is effected. But still you have not answered why it happens. No more you can, because the answer is in another dimension. Some mind outside the time scale prods the genes and can watch it all happening very quickly.

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Lethbridge, Thomas Charles

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