“EVOLUTION IS A FACT”. All scientists believe this is so.
The Facts Are .....
"I have quoted some voices of dissent [against Darwinian evolution] coming from biologists in eminent academic positions. There have been many others, just as critical of the orthodox doctrine, though not always as outspoken - and their number is steadily growing.
"It has often been claimed, moreover, that these new and momentous findings have at last unearthed the true mechanism of evolution, and that we are presently on the brink of discovering precisely how macroevolution has come about. However, the truth of the matter is very much the opposite: now that the actual physical structure of what might be termed the biochemical mainstays of life has come into view, scientists are finding - frequently to their dismay - that the evolutionist thesis has become more stringently unthinkable than ever before ....." Wolfgang Smith in his book "Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin", Tan Books & Pub. Inc: Rockford (USA), 1988 p:8
"The fact is that in recent times there has been increasing dissent on the issue within academic and professional ranks, and that a growing number of respectable scientists are defecting from the evolutionist camp. It is interesting, moreover, that for the most part these 'experts' have abandoned Darwinism, not on the basis of religious belief or biblical persuasion, but on strictly scientific grounds
....." Wolfgang Smith in his book "Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin", Tan Books & Pub. Inc: Rockford (USA), 1988 p:1
"The salient fact is this: if by evolution we mean macroevolution (as we henceforth shall), then it can be said with the utmost rigour that the doctrine is totally bereft of scientific sanction." Wolfgang Smith in his book "Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin", Tan Books & Pub. Inc: Rockford (USA), 1988 p:5
"Now, to be sure, given the multitude of extravagant claims about evolution promulgated by evolutionists with an air of scientific infallibility, this may indeed sound strange. And yet the fact remains that there exists to this day not a shred of bona fide scientific evidence in support of the thesis that macroevolutionary transformations have ever occurred." Wolfgang Smith in his book "Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin", Tan Books & Pub. Inc: Rockford (USA), 1988 p:6
"We are told dogmatically that evolution is an established fact; but we are never told who has established it, and by what means. We are told, often enough, that the doctrine is founded upon evidence, and that indeed this evidence 'is henceforward above all verification, as well as being immune from any subsequent contradiction by experience'; but we are left entirely in the dark on the crucial question wherein, precisely, this evidence consists." Wolfgang Smith in his book "Teilhardism and the New Religion: A Thorough Analysis of the Teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin", Tan Books & Pub. Inc: Rockford (USA), 1988 p:2
Dr. Ernst - Nobel Prize winning biochemist.
Ernst Chain, who helped develop penicillin, in 1972, has called the theory of evolution, "a very feeble attempt to understand the development of life." He is also on record as saying "I would rather believe in fairies than in such wild speculation [as Darwinian evolution]". Ernst Chain. Quoted in Ronald W. Clark,
"The Life of Ernst Chain: Penicillin and Beyond", Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London, 1985 p:147-148
Hubert P. Yockey
- (Army Pulse Radiation Facility, Maryland, USA).
"One must conclude that, contrary to the established and current wisdom, a scenario describing the genesis of life on Earth by chance and natural causes which can be accepted on the basis of fact and not faith has not yet been written." Hubert P. Yockey in his article "A Calculation of the Probability of Spontaneous Biogenesis by Information Theory" in Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 67, 1977 p:398
Peter T. Saunders
- mathematician, (University of London), and Mae-Wan Ho - biologist,
"From the claims that are made for neo-Darwinism one could easily get the impression that it has made great progress towards explaining evolution, mostly leaving the details to be cleared up. In fact, quite the reverse is true. Neo-Darwinism can account for some of the details, but the major problems remain unsolved. Samuel Butler's (1911) complaint that Darwin had given us 'an origin of the species with the origin cut out' is true today as when he wrote it." Peter T. Saunders and Mae-Wan Ho in "Is Neo-Darwinism Falsifiable? And Does It Matter?", in Nature and Systems, Vol. 4, No. 4, 1982 p:191
Ludwig von Bertalanffy
"The fact that a theory so vague, so insufficiently verifiable, and so far from the criteria otherwise applied in 'hard' science has become a dogma can only be explained on sociological grounds." Ludwig von Bertalanffy, as quoted by Huston Smith in his book "Beyond the Post-Modern Mind", Crossroads: New York, 1982 p:173
- science writer and biologist.
"Unfortunately, many scientists and non-scientists have made Evolution into a religion, something to be defended against infidels. In my experience, many students of biology - professors and textbook writers included - have been so carried away with the arguments for Evolution that they neglect to question it. They preach it ..... College students, having gone through such a closed system of education, themselves become teachers, entering high schools to continue the process, using textbooks written by former classmates or professors. High standards of scholarship and teaching break down.
Propaganda and the pursuit of power replace the pursuit of knowledge. Education becomes a fraud."
George Kocan in his article "Evolution Isn't Faith But Theory", in the Chicago Tribune, Monday, April 21, 1980
Dr T.N. Tahmisian
- physiologist (The Atomic Energy Commission, USA).
"Scientists who go about teaching that evolution is a fact of life are great con-men, and the story they are telling may be the greatest hoax ever. In explaining evolution, we do not have one iota of fact."
T.N. Tahmisian. Quoted by N.J. Mitchell in the book "Evolution and the Emperor's New Clothes", Roydon Pub: UK, 1983 [title page]
"I have come to the conclusion that Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory, but a metaphysical research programme ....." Karl Popper in his autobiography "Unended Quest: An Intellectual Autobiography", Fontana Books, 1976
Dr. Robert Jastrow
- Director (Institute for Space Studies, USA).
"Now and then a scientist stumbles across a fact that seems to solve one of the great mysteries of science over-night. Such unexpected discoveries are rare. When they occur, the scientific community gets very excited. But excitement is not the best barometer of scientific validity. Science, said Adam Smith, should be "the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm". The case of the disappearing dinosaurs is a fascinating demonstration that science is not based on facts alone. The interpretation of the facts is even more important." Robert Jastrow in his article "The Dinosaur Massacre" in Omega Science Digest, March/April, 1984 p:23
Dr Albert Fleischmann
- (University of Erlangen, Germany).
"I reject evolution because I deem it obsolete; because the knowledge, hard won since 1830, of anatomy, histology, cytology, and embryology, cannot be made to accord with its basic idea. The foundationless, fantastic edifice of the evolution doctrine would long ago have met with its long-deserved fate were it not that the love of fairy tales is so deep-rooted in the hearts of man." Dr Albert Fleischmann. Recorded in Scott M. Huse, "The Collapse of Evolution", Baker Book House: Grand Rapids (USA), 1983 p:120
Dr George Wald
- winner of the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize for Science.
"When it comes to the origin of life on this earth, there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation (evolution). There is no third way. Spontaneous generation was disproved 100
years ago, but that leads us only to one other conclusion: that of supernatural creation. We cannot accept that on philosophical grounds (personal reasons); therefore we choose to believe the impossible: that life arose spontaneously by chance." Dr George Wald. Quoted in Scott M. Huse, "The Collapse of Evolution", Baker Book House: Grand Rapids (USA), 1983 p:3
Professor J. Keosian
"All present approaches to a solution of the problem of the origin of life are either irrelevant or lead into a blind alley. Therein lies the crisis." J. Keosian summarizing the then current evidence for chemical evolution, in his article
"The Origin of Life" in the Proceedings of the 2nd ISSOL Meeting, 5th ICOL Meeting, (H. Noda ed.), Japan Scientific Society Press: Japan, 1978 p:569-574
- famous philosopher and journalist.
"I, myself, am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially to the extent to which it's been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so very flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has."
Statement made by the famous philosopher and journalist Malcolm Muggeridge at the Pascal Lectures, University of Waterloo: Ontario (Canada) Professor Louis Bounoure
- former president of the Biological Society of Strasbourg, Director
(Strasbourg Zoological Museum), Director of Research (French National Centre of Scientific
"Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grown-ups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless." Louis Bounoure, quoted in The Advocate, Thursday March 8, 1984 p:17
- " Arthur Koestler in his book "Janus: A Summing Up", Random House: New York, 1978 p:184 Dr Wolfgang Smith - physicist, research mathematician, Professor of Mathematics (Oregon State University) and former aerodynamicist.