Marine mammals possess
systems which are entirely peculiar to themselves. These
are designed in the best way for the environment they
Whales and dolphins belong to the order of marine
mammals known as Cetacea. These creatures are classified as
mammals because, just like land-dwelling mammals, they give
live birth to their young and nurse them, they have lungs
to breathe with, and they regulate their body temperature.
For evolutionists, the origin of marine mammals has been one
of the most difficult issues to explain. In many evolutionist
sources, it is asserted that the ancestors of cetaceans left
the land and evolved into marine mammals over a long period
of time. Accordingly, marine mammals followed a path contrary
to the transition from water to land, and underwent a second
evolutionary process, returning to the water. This theory
both lacks paleontological evidence and is self-contradictory.
Thus, evolutionists have been silenced on this issue for a
However, an evolutionist hype about the origin
of marine mammals broke out in the 90's, argued to be based
on some new fossil findings of the 80's like Pakicetus and
Ambulocetus. These evidently quadrupedal and terrestrial extinct
mammals were alleged to be the ancestors of whales and thus
many evolutionist sources did not hesitate to call them "walking
whales." (In fact the full name, Ambulocetus natans, means
"walking and swimming whale.") Popular means of evolutionist
indoctrination further vulgarized the story. National
Geographic in its November 2001 issue, finally declared
the full evolutionist scenario on the "Evolution of Whales."
Nevertheless, the scenario was based on evolutionist
prejudice, not scientific evidence.