An evolutionary claim concerning the origin of mice was made in this program, which described how they are used as experimental animals in medical and genetic research and the useful contribution they make to man"s fight against disease. According to this claim, there is a high genetic similarity between mouse and man, and it was suggested that both evolved from a mammal known as the sorex.
It is quite natural that there should be genetic similarities between man and mouse, since both are mammals. A genetic similarity between the two, in such a way as to give rise to similar body functions, does not show they evolved from a common ancestor, however. For example, sea, land and air transport vehicles may be classified according to various features. Yet in the same way that the common features of vehicles classed together under the same group do not show that these vehicles all evolved from another vehicle, so the fact that mammals such as the mouse and man carry common genes does not show that they came into being through evolution.
The only support for the tall tale that man and mouse both evolved from the sorex is that the sorex appears before man and the mouse in fossil strata and was an animal resembling a mouse. However, this emergence took place all of a sudden, as it did with all other living species. There are no fossils which might serve as evidence of a gradual transition either between the sorex and the mouse, nor between the sorex and man, as required by the theory of evolution"s claims regarding gradual development from ancestral forms. This, of course, demonstrates that the evolution maintained by National Geographic never took place, and that this sudden appearance is a clear indication of creation. National Geographic TV rejects the truth of creation for philosophical reasons, blindly supports Darwinism and tells totally unrealistic evolutionary tall tales.