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What scientific experts and others have said about evolution:.beginning here with the late Dr. Colin Patterson, Senior Paleontologist, PSO.(Principal Science Officer).at the British Museum of Natural History.(nhm.ac.uk).for 31 years, South Kensington, London, England, which houses about 68 million specimens in a vast beautiful Victorian building dating back to 1881.

It also is home to over half a million of the world's most spectacular artworks depicting nature; a stunning example. Natural History Museum's current PSO is Dr. Peter Forey, an expert on fossil fish, who is studying to determine the cause of a strange occurrence.

This is Dr. Patterson's keynote address at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, November 5, 1981.."One of the reasons I started taking this anti evolutionary view or let's call it a non evolutionary view, was last year I had a sudden realization for over 20 years I had thought I was working on evolution in some way....."...One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for 20 years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That's quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long. Either there was something wrong with me or there was something wrong with the evolutionary theory. Naturally, I know there is nothing wrong with me, so for the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people......'Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, even one thing that is true?' I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said 'I do know one thing, it ought not.(only).to be taught in high school'..(if it's exclusive, then it's not education, but indoctrination; since we have it, let's use it to elucidate its idiocy and that also of its fervent believers)....

"During the past few years...you have experienced a shift from evolution as knowledge to evolution as faith...Evolution not only conveys no knowledge.(Proverbs 18:15), but seems somehow to convey anti knowledge."

And Dr. Patterson in.Evolution.(London, British Museum of Natural History 1999).page 233."There are still great gaps in the fossil record. Most of the major groups of animals.(phyla).appear fully fledged.in early Cambrian rocks and we know of no forms linking them. Fossils may tell us many things, but one thing they can never disclose is whether they were ancestors of anything else.
   "If I knew of any.(evolutionary transitional fossils).fossils, I would have included them in my book."

Evolution, if it is true, would have therefor cause for adopting the principle of massive quantum leaps, as proven in quantum physics as actually occuring in the smallest of matter.

Personal letter, written April 10, 1979, from Dr. Colin Patterson, to Luther D. Sunderland; as quoted in.Darwin's Enigma.by Luther D. Sunderland, Master Books, San Diego, USA, 1984, p. 89."It is easy enough to make up stories of how one form gave rise to another and to find reasons why the stages should be favoured by natural selection. But such stories are not part of science, for there is no way of putting them to the test.....I fully agree with your comments on the lack of direct illustration of evolutionary transitions in my book. If I knew of any, fossil or living, I would certainly have included them. You suggest that an artist should be used to visualise such transformations, but where would he get the information from? I could not, honestly, provide it and if I were to leave it to artistic licence, would that not mislead the reader? ...I wrote the text of my book four years ago. If I were to write it now, I think the book would be rather different. Gradualism is a concept I believe in, not just because of Darwin's authority, but because my understanding of genetics seems to demand it. Yet Gould and the American Museum people are hard to contradict when they say there are no transitional fossils. As a paleontologist myself, I am much occupied with the philosophical problems of identifying ancestral forms in the fossil record. You say that I should at least 'show a photo of the fossil from which each type of organism was derived'. I will lay it on the line—there is not one such fossil for which one could make a watertight argument."

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Paleontologist Simon Conway Morris of the University of Cambridge in England says."Where on earth are the fossils?"

"Most paleontologists are unswayed by arguments for preCambrian.vertebrates. For paleontologists such as Conway Morris and Degan Shu of Northwest University in Xi'an, China, the discovery of Myllokunmingia and Haikouichthys.(fossilized remains of two complex advanced fishes).implies that the Cambrian explosion was more powerful than anyone had previously imagined."....The Sciences, January/February, 2000, page 9. (translation: Creator-God created it all at once!)

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Prof. Louis Bounoure, former President of the Biological Society of Strasbourg and Director of the Strasbourg Zoological Museum, later Director of Research at the French National Center of Scientific Research, as quoted in.The Advocate, May 8, 1984, page 17."Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless."

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Bioscience, May 1992, Thewessian, page 340:."Unfortunately, the fossils available only complicate matters. They do not represent transitional morphology between quadrupedal.(four footed).animals and flying bats and they represent animals nearly as specialized as their modern relatives".

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Alan Sandage, cosmologist and Crawford prize winner.(astronomy's equivalent of Nobel prize)."God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence, why there is something instead of nothing."

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Roger Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford:."Its an accuracy of one part out of ten to the power of ten to the power of 123. This is an extraordinary figure. One could not possibly even write the number down in full, in our ordinary denary.(power of ten).notation: it would be one followed by ten to the power of 123 successive zeros, that is a million billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion billion zeros. Even if we were to write a zero on each separate proton and on each separate neutron in the entire universe—and we could throw in all the other particles as well for good measure—we should fall far short of writing down the figure needed. The precision needed to set the universe on its course is to be in no way inferior to all that extraordinary precision that we have already become accustomed to in the superb dynamical equations—Newtons, Maxwells, Einsteins—which govern the behavior of things from moment to moment."

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"I would say the universe has a purpose. It's not there just somehow by chance." ...A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking.

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George Greenstein, astronomer:."As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency or, rather, agency, must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a supreme being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?"....The Symbiotic Universe.

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Alexander Polyakov, Soviet mathematician:."We know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because God created it."....Fortune Magazine 10/13/86.

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Ed Harrison, cosmologist:."Here is the cosmological proof of the existence of God, the design argument of Paley, updated and refurbished. The fine tuning of the universe provides prima facie evidence of deistic design. Take your choice: blind chance that requires multitudes of universes or design that requires only one. Many scientists, when they admit their views, incline toward the theological or design argument."....Masks Of The Universe.

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Edward Milne, British cosmologist:."As to the cause of the universe, in context of expansion, that is left for the reader to insert, but our picture is incomplete without him—God."....Show Me God.

Bats: A Natural History, John Hill, page 33:."...all fossil bats, even the oldest, are clearly fully developed bats and so they shed little light on transition from a terrestrial ancestor"

UCMP Berkeley, Wilson, page 79:."The oldest known skeleton, supposedly 60 million years old, is a fully formed bat which apparently could echo locate."

And so we shall see, once and for all, that, like the fossil record shows, all other arguments supporting evolution are arguments from silence! But it is realized that truth is recognized in proportion to one's openness to it. Everyone finds what they're looking for in support of innermost motivations. That's why there's so much error in the world.

Pureness of direction or, sincerity of purpose, is missing. It's often placed on the back burner. To examine such a theory gives testimony to man's intelligence. To unquestionably accept such a theory without examination gives testimony to apathy of those allowing indoctrination.
 

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