11 Quotes on Evolution You Have Not Heard
"The complexity of the simplest known type of cell is so great that it is impossible to accept that such an object could have been thrown together suddenly by some kind of freakish, vastly improbable event. Such an occurrence would be indistinguishable from a miracle.” - Microbiologist Michael Denton, evolutionist
"On the other hand the emergence of life from a primordial soup on the Earth is merely an article of faith that scientists are finding difficult to shed. There is no experimental evidence to support this at the present time. Indeed all attempts to create life from non-life, starting from Pasteur, have been unsuccessful." - Astronomer Chandra Wickramasinghe
"In the present state of our knowledge about life and about the Universe, an emphatic denial of some form of creation as an explanation for the origin of life implies a blindness to fact and an arrogance that cannot be condoned." - Astronomer Chandra Wickramasinghe
“The idea of Darwinian molecular evolution is not based on science. There is no publication in the scientific literature - in journals or books - that describes how molecular evolution of any real, complex biochemical system either did occur or even might have occurred. There are assertions that such evolution occurred, but absolutely none are supported by pertinent experiments or calculations. Since there is no authority on which to base these claims of knowledge, it can truly be said that the assertion of Darwinian molecular evolution is merely bluster.” - Biochemistry Professor Michael Behe, creationist
"It is frequently claimed that Darwinism is centeral to modern biology. On the contrary, if all references to Darwinism suddenly disappeared, biology would remain substantially unchanged. It would merely have lost a little color. Grandiose doctrines in science are like some occupants of high office; they sound very important but have in fact been promoted to a position of ineffectuality." - G. H. Harper
“I myself am convinced that the theory of evolution, especially the extent to which it has been applied, will be one of the great jokes in the history books of the future. Posterity will marvel that so flimsy and dubious an hypothesis could be accepted with the incredible credulity that it has.” - Malcolm Muggeridge, British journalist and philosopher
"Darwinism is based on an a priori [prior] commitment to materialism, not on a philosophically neutral assessment of the evidence. Separate the philosophy from the science, and the proud tower collapses." - Phillip Johnson, creationist
"Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.
It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." - Professor Richard Lewontin, evolutionist
“The belief that life on earth arose spontaneously from nonliving matter, is simply a matter of faith in strict reductionism and is based entirely on ideology” - Hubert Yockey
“Life on earth at its most fundamental level, in its most critical components, is the product of intelligent activity. The conclusion of intelligent design flows naturally from the data itself — not from sacred books or sectarian beliefs” - Michael Behe
“I was more than happy to latch onto Darwinism as an excuse to jettison the idea of God so I could unabashedly pursue my own agenda in life without moral constraints.” - Lee Strobel, evolutionist turned creationist
1. Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (Bethesda, Md.: Adler & Adler, 1985), 264.
2. Interview with Chandra Wickramasinghe http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc1963.htm 3.Chandra Wickramasinghe Testimoney in Arkansas, 1981 http://www.panspermia.org/chandra.htm 4. Michael Behe, "Intelligent Design Theory as a Tool for Analyzing Biochemical Systems", in William Dembski, ed., Mere Creation: Science, Faith, and Intelligent Design (Downers Grove,3.: InterVarsity Press, 1998), 183.
5. N. J. Mitchell, Evolution and the Emperor”s New Clothes, Roydon publications, UK, 1983, title page
6. The End of Christendom, But Not of Christ (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1980), pp. 59
7. "The Unraveling of Scientific Materialism," First Things (November 1997): 22-25.
8. "Billions and Billions of Demons," The New York Review of Books, January 9, 1997, 31. 9. Hubert Yockey Information Theory and Molecular Biology (Cambridge, New York: Cabridge University Press, 1992), 284. 10. Darwin’s Black Box, 193. 11. Strobel, Case for Faith, 91.