A Quick Answer to Evolution|
Page 3: What Do the Experts Say?
Below are several quotations from well-known evolutionists. I stress to you again that these are not believers. This information is also summarized in handout form here(LINK).
- Harvard evolutionist, Steven J. Gould, in his Natural History magazine column (May 1977), said:
"The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology. In any local area, a species does not arise gradually by the steady transformation of its ancestors, it appears all at once and fully formed."
- Dr. David B. Kitts, Paleontologist agrees:
"Evolution requires intermediate forms between species and paleontology does not provide them" (Evolution 28:476).
- Dr. David Raup, a paleontologist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, pointed out:
"Darwin himself was embarrassed by the fossil record because it didn't look the way he predicted it would. Different species usually appear and disappear from the record without showing the transitions that Darwin postulated. We are now about 120 years after Darwin and the knowledge of the fossil record has been greatly expanded. We now have a quarter of a million fossil species but the situation hasn't changed much. We have fewer examples of evolutionary transitions than we had in Darwin's time. By this I mean that some of the classic cases of Darwinian change in the fossil record such as the evolution of the horse in North America, have had to be discarded or modified as a result of more detailed information." (Field Museum Natural History Bulletin 50:22- 29).
- Evolutionist, Dr. Steven M. Stanley, supported this directly:
"The known fossil record fails to document a single example of phyletic evolution accomplishing a major morphologic transition." (Macroevolution: Pattern and Process, 1979, p.39).
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