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What scientific experts and
others have said about evolution:.beginning
here with the late Dr. Colin Patterson, Senior Paleontologist,
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
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
"During the past few years...you
have experienced a shift from evolution as knowledge to
as faith...Evolution not only conveys no knowledge.(Proverbs
18:15), but seems somehow to convey
And Dr. Patterson in.Evolution.(London,
British Museum of Natural History 1999).page
still great gaps in the fossil record. Most of the major groups of animals.(phyla).appear
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.
I knew of any.(evolutionary
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
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."
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
Sciences, January/February, 2000, page 9. (translation:
Creator-God created it all at once!)
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."
Bioscience, May 1992,
Thewessian, page 340:."Unfortunately,
the fossils available only complicate matters. They do not represent transitional
and flying bats and they represent
animals nearly as specialized as
their modern relatives".
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."
Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University
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
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."
"I would say the universe
has a purpose. It's not there just somehow by
chance." ...A Brief History of Time,
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
Alexander Polyakov, Soviet
know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because
God created it."....Fortune
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
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.
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
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
UCMP Berkeley, Wilson, page
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.