All scientists believe that the fossil record provides the perfect, absolute proof of evolution.
The Facts Are .....
"Why in subsequent periods of great evolutionary activity when countless species, genera, and families arose, have there been no new animal body plans produced, no new phyla?" Roger Lewin lamenting the fact that macroevolution doesn't appear to have occurred after the Permian period when it was expected. Science, Vol. 241, 1988 p:20
"The only drawback that has kept the fossil record from answering most questions in systematics is its notorious incompleteness." Written by R. Schaeffer, and others, in their book "Evolutionary Biology", (T. Dobzhansky et. al. eds.), Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1972 p:38
"Palaeontologists disagree about the speed and pattern of evolution ..... it springs, I believe, from the false ides that the fossil record provides an important part of the evidence that evolution took place." Written by Mark Ridley (Zoologist, Oxford University) in his article "Who Doubts Evolution?" in New Scientist, Vol. 90, June 25, 1981 p:830
"Darwin's theory of natural selection has always been closely linked to evidence from fossils, and probably most people assume that fossils provide a very important part of the general argument that is made in favour of Darwinian interpretations of the history of life. Unfortunately, this is not strictly true." Written by Dr David M. Raup (Curator of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago) in his article "Conflicts Between Darwin and Paleontology" in Field Museum of Natural History Bulletin, Vol. 50, No. 1, 1979 p:22
"In any case, no real evolutionist, whether gradualist or punctuationist, uses the fossil record as evidence in favour of the theory of evolution ....." Written by Professor Mark Ridley (Professor of Zoology, Oxford University) in his article "Who Doubts Evolution?", in New Scientist, Vol. 90, No. 1259, June 1981 p:831
"..... anatomy and the fossil record cannot be relied upon for evolutionary lineages. Yet palaeontologists persist in doing just this." Written by J. Lowenstein & A. Zihlman in "The Invisible Ape", New Scientist, Vol. 120, No. 1641, 1988 p:57
"Contrary to what most scientists write, the fossil record does not support the Darwinian theory of evolution because it is this theory (there are several) which we use to interpret the fossil record. By doing so, we are guilty of circular reasoning if we then say the fossil record supports this theory" Written by Ronald R. West in "Palaeontology and Uniformatarianism", Compass, Vol. 45, May 1968 p:216
"Nine-tenths of the talk of evolutionists is sheer nonsense, not founded on observation and wholly unsupported by facts. This museum is full of [fossil] proofs of the utter falsity of their views. In all this great museum, there is not a particle of evidence of the transmutation of species." A remark made by Dr Etheridge, world-famous palaeontologist of the British Museum. Recorded in Scott M. Huse, "The Collapse of Evolution", Baker Book House: Grand Rapids (USA), 1983 p:119