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Creation 2(1):4, January 1979

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Editor’s note: As Creation magazine has been continuously published since 1978, we are publishing some of the articles from the archives for historical interest, such as this. For teaching and sharing purposes, readers are advised to supplement these historic articles with more up-to-date ones suggested in the Related Articles below.

Quotes to note

LeJeune, Jerome (Professor of Fundamental Genetics, University of Paris)
Symposium volume titled ‘Quality of Life’, Ed. D. Bonisch, 1975, p.64:

‘The Neodarwinist is now reaching the point of dignity in the history of science that the Ptolemaic system in astronomy, the epicycle system, reached long ago. We know that it does not work.’

Schützenberger, Marcel P.(Mathematician)
‘Mathematical Challenges to the Neo-Darwinian Interpretation of Evolution’, pp.73-75, Wistar Institute Symposium No. 5, 1967 (ed. Moorhead & Kaplan):

‘We believe that there is a considerable gap in the neo-Darwinian (the present) theory of evolution, and we believe the gap to be of such a nature that it cannot be bridged within the current conception of biology.’

Eckhardt, Robert
Scientific American, Vol 226, 1972, p.94:

‘Amid the bewildering array of early fossil hominoids, is there one whose morphology marks it as man's hominid ancestor? If the factor of genetic variability is taken into account, the answer appears to be no.’

Nicholas, writing in Scientific Monthly, May 1953 Vol 76, p.301, discussing the rich fossil deposits found in the Cumberland Bone Cave in Maryland. Flood geologists will have little difficulty accounting for this faunal mixing.

‘In this one cave there have been found such types as the wolverine, grizzly bear and Mustelidae, which are native to arctic regions. Peccaries, the most numerous type represented, tapirs and an antelope possibly related to the present-day eland are indigenous to tropical regions. Groundhogs, rabbits, coyotes and hare remains are indicative of dry prairies, but on the other hand such water-loving animals as beaver and muskrat suggest a more humid region.’

Park, Professor James, Textbook of Geology:

“Perhaps the first and most obvious lesson to be gleaned from the study of fossils is the elementary truth that life, even in the earliest times, … differed in no way from life to-day.

“Further, we observe … that the lowly types of life that appear in the oldest rocks have persisted through all geological times up to the present day”.

[Editor note 24 July 2017: This quote as given in Creation in print has several minor typographical inconsistencies with the source (Park, J., A Text-Book of Geology, Charles Griffin & Company, London, pp. 286–287, 1914.). The differences were minor and did not materially change the meaning of the quotation from the original. The inconsistencies with the source have been fixed.]

(Those who are acquainted with the Flood model of Earth history will be aware that the terms ‘oldest rocks’ and ‘through all geological times’ are only valid in the context of the evolutionary/geologic column. The reason why Prof. Park’s observation applies is precisely that he has misinterpreted the fossil bearing rocks as a ‘time sequence’. —Ed.)