The Famous Geological Time Table
"Since the time of Darwin, paleontologists
have found themselves confronted with evidence that conflicts with
gradualism, yet the message of the fossil record has been ignored.
This strange circumstance constitutes a remarkable chapter in the history of
science, and gives students of the fossil record cause for concern."
(The New Biology, page 175)
"We have proffered a collective
tacit acceptance of the story of gradual adaptive change, a story that
strengthened and became more entrenched as the synthesis took hold. We
paleontologists have said that the history of life supports that
interpretation, all the while knowing it does not."
"If living matter is not, then, causes
by an interplay of atoms, natural forces and radiation, how has it come into
being?...I think however, that we must go further than this and admit
that the only acceptable explanation is creation. I know this is
anathema to physicists, as indeed it is to me, but we must not reject a
theory we do not like if experimental evidence supports it?
"To make an organism demands the
right substances in the right proportions and in the right arrangement. We
do not think that anything more is needed-- but that is problem enough. One
has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that
the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible. Yet
here we are, as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation."
2006, Charles Valentine