Chapter 9. Evolutionists' Confessions Regarding the Lack of Intermediate-Form Fossils
According to the theory of evolution, life forms are descended from one another. One species supposedly gradually developed into another, and each new species emerged in that same way. According to the theory, this transition took place over a very long period of time, hundreds of millions of years, and proceeded stage by stage. That implies that countless intermediate life forms must have emerged and lived during the course of such a lengthy transition Darwinists claimed.
If the claims of Darwinists were to be true, semi-fish, semi-amphibian creatures that, despite having fish-like features, had also acquired some amphibious ones must once have existed. And since these were in an imaginary process of transition, their limbs must have been rudimentary, flawed and awkward, if not handicapped. Evolutionists refer to these fictitious entities, which they believe existed at one time, as "intermediate forms." But this is a deception. There is no such thing as intermediate forms. Not a single intermediate form has ever been found in the fossil record. Because no such transition of the kind alleged by evolutionists ever happened. If a transition in between species had really existed and if those transitional forms had really lived in the past, then there must have been untold billions of them. Traces of such monstrous creatures should still be visible in the fossil record. Today we have approximately 300 million fossils in the fossil records, and not even one single fossil belonging to an intermediate form has ever been discovered!
In other words, no traces of half-fish, half-amphibian, or half-reptile, half-bird-much less any half-ape, half-human creature have ever been encountered in any of the Earth's strata. All the fossils discovered represent perfect forms of life and have been identical to present day species or else they belong to species which lived in the past but subsequently became extinct. It has emerged that the fossils that are the subject of such speculation and that Darwinists declare to be intermediate forms actually belong to perfect life forms. All the propaganda about intermediate forms is therefore a deception.
What follows is a selection of evolutionist admissions on this, one of the most serious dilemmas confronting the theory of evolution:
Derek W. Ager is an English paleontologist and head of the Department of Geology and Oceanography at University College of Swansea:
W. R. Thompson is an entomologist and director of the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control:
Mark Czarnecki is an evolutionist paleontologist:
Carlton E. Brett is professor of geology at the University of Cincinnati:
Dr. David Raup is a paleontologist at University of Chicago:
Edmund J. Ambrose is Professor Emeritus at the University of London and heads the department of Cell Biology at the Chester Beatty Research Institute University of London:
Gareth Nelson of the American Museum of Natural History:
Dr. Colin Patterson is an evolutionist paleontologist and curator of London's Natural History Museum:
In a letter of reply to Luther D. Sutherland, who asked why he never referred to intermediate forms in his book Evolution, he says:
David B. Kitts is Professor of the History of Science at Oklahoma University:
John Adler and John Carey are journalists:
Mark Ridley is a zoologist at the University of Oxford:
Steven M. Stanley is Professor of Paleontology at The University of Hawaii at Manoa:
Hoimar Von Ditfurth is a German Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and a well-known evolutionist science writer:
Edmund J. Ambrose is professor of cellular biology at the University of London:
Anthropologist Jeffrey H. Schwartz:
George Gaylord Simpson is professor of zoology at Columbia University:
Thomas S. Kemp is curator of the zoological collections at the University of Oxford:
Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge in "Punctuated Equilibria: The Tempo and Mode of Evolution Reconsidered" published in Paleobiology:
Stephen Jay Gould (Harvard Üniversitesi):
Stephen Jay Gould was professor of geology and paleoanthropology at Harvard University:
We fancy ourselves as the only true students of life's history, yet to preserve our favored account of evolution by natural selection, we view our data as so bad that we never see the very process we profess to study.207
The history of most fossil species includes two features particularly inconsistent with gradualism:
1. Stasis. Most species exhibit no directional change during their tenure on Earth. They appear in the fossil record looking much the same as when they `disappear; morphological change is usually limited and directionless.
2. Sudden appearance. 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.208
Dr. Colin Patterson is an evolutionist paleontologist and curator of London's Natural History Museum:
Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall are paleontologists on the curatorial staff of the American Museum of Natural History.
That individual kinds of fossils remain recognizably the same throughout the length of their occurrence in the fossil record had been known to paleontologists long before Darwin published his Origin. Darwin himself... prophesied that future generations of paleontologists would fill in these gaps by diligent search.... One hundred and twenty years of paleontological research later, it has become abundantly clear that the fossil record will not confirm this part of Darwin's predictions. Nor is the problem a miserably poor record. The fossil record simply shows that this prediction is wrong.
Lewis L. Carroll is an evolutionist paleontologist and author of Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution:
Edwin H. Colbert is an authority on paleontology and curator at the American Museum of Natural History and M. Morales is the author of Evolution of the Vertebrates:
Evolutionists' Confessions Stating That They InterpretFossils in a Biased Manner
Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin explain in the People of the Lake which they have co-authored that:
Roger Lewin is the news editor of Science magazine and has degree in biochemistry:
Dr. Tim White is an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of California in Berkeley:
Earnest A. Hooton of Harvard University:
Confessions Stating that the Fossil Record is Abundant Enough
As always, some evolutionists resort to demagoguery and sleight of hand in order to explain away their failure to find any intermediate-form fossils. They claim that the fossil record is "not sufficiently rich" and that the long-sought intermediate forms will eventually be discovered. However, almost all of the fossil record has actually been unearthed. Some 300 million fossils have been unearthed. And not a single one of those fossils is an intermediate form. This manifestly and definitively proves that there are no intermediate forms on Earth and that no process of evolution ever took place. And as you will see below, most evolutionists accept the fact that it is impossible for fossilized remains of intermediate forms to ever appear.
David M. Raup is a paleontologist at University of Chicago:
Prof. Nils Heribert-Nilsson is a Swedish geneticist and Professor of Botany at the University of Lund in Sweden:
D. Dwight Davis of the Chicago Natural History Museum:
Prof. T. Neville George is a paleontologist at Glasgow University:
175- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species: A Facsimile of the First Edition, p. 179
177- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, New York: The Modern Library, pp. 124-25.
179- Darwin, C.R., The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, , Everyman's Library, London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 6th Edition, 1928, reprint, pp. 303-04.
180- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species and the Descent of Man (New York: The Modern Library, Random House) p. 249
181- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, Chapter XV, "Recapitulation and Conclusion."
182- Derek A. Ager, "The Nature of the Fossil Record," Proceedings of the British Geological Association, Vol. 87, 1976, p. 133.
183- Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, "Introduction," Everyman's Library, 1965.
184- Mark Czarnecki, "The Revival of the Creationist Crusade," MacLean's, 19 January 1981, p. 56.
185- Carlton E. Brett, "Stasis: Life in the Balance." Geotimes, Vol. 40, Mar. 1995, p. 18.
186- Dr. David Raup, Curator of Geology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/SBS777/vital/evolutio.html
187- Evolutionist Edmund Ambrose, http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/SBS777/vital/evolutio.html
188- Gareth V. Nelson, "Origin and Diversification of Teleostean Fishes," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1971, pp. 22-23.
189- Patterson, Colin, British Museum of Natural History, London, letter 10 April 1979, in Sunderland L.D., "Darwin's Enigma: Fossils and Other Problems," 1984, Master Book Publishers: El Cajon CA, Fourth Edition, 1988, p. 89..
190- David B. Kitts, "Paleontology and Evolutionary Theory," Evolution , Vol. 28, September 1974, p. 487.
191- Jerry Adler and John Carey, "Is Man a Subtle Accident?," Newsweek, November 3, 1980, p. 95.
192- Mark Ridley, "Who Doubts Evolution?," New Scientist, Vol. 90; June 25, 1981, p. 831.
193- Stanley, Stephen M., Macroevolution--Pattern and Process, San Francisco: W.H. Freeman and Co., 1979, p. 39.
194- Hoimar Von Ditfurth, Dinozorlar›n Sessiz Gecesi 2, ["The Silent Night of the Dinosaurs 2"] p. 22.
195- Ibid., p. 199.
196- Dr. Edmund J. Ambrose, The Nature and Origin of the Biological World, John Wiley & Sons, 1982, p. 164
197- Schwartz, Jeffrey H., Sudden Origins, 1999, p. 89.
198- George Gaylord Simpson, The Major Features of Evolution, New York: Columbia University Press, 1953, p. 360.
199- G.G. Simpson, Tempo and Mode in Evolution, New York: Columbia University Press, 1949, Third Printing p. 115.
200- Thomas S. Kemp, "A Fresh Look At The Fossil Record," New Scientist, Vol. 108 (5 December 1985), p. 66.
201- Thomas S. Kemp, Mammal-Like Reptiles and the Origin of Mammals, New York: Academic Press, 1982, p. 319.
202- Science, July 17, 1981, p.289.
203- Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge, "Punctuated Equilibria: The Tempo and Mode of Evolution Reconsidered," Paleobiology, Vol.3 (Spring 1977), p. 125.
204- Stephen Jay Gould, "Evolution's Erratic Pace," Natural History, May 1977, p. 13.
205- Stephen Jay Gould, ""The Ediacaran Experiment," Natural History, Vol. 93; February 1984, p. 23.
206- Ibid., p. 22.
207- S. J. Gould, Natural History, May, 1977, p. 14.
208- Gould, Stephen J. "Evolution's Erratic Pace," Natural History, May 1977, p. 14.
209- Colin Patterson, letter to Luther Sunderland dated April 10, 1979, quoted in L.D. Sunderland Darwin's Enigma, p. 89.
210- N. Eldredge, and I. Tattersall, The Myths of Human Evolution, Columbia University Press, 1982, pp. 45-46.
211- Carroll, Lewis L., "Problems of the Origin of Reptiles," Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Vol. 44 (1969), p. 393.
212- E. H. Colbert, M. Morales, Evolution of the Vertebrates, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1991, p. 193.
213- Richard Leakey, Roger Lewin, Göl İnsanları (People of the Lake), TÜBİTAK, 2. Edition, Ankara, p.36.
214- Roger Lewin, Bones of Contention, (1987) p. 61.
215- Ibid., p. 68.
216- Ibid., p. 123.
217- Dr. Tim White, New Scientist, 28 April 1983, p. 199.
218- Earnest A. Hooton, Up from The Ape, New York: McMillan, 1931, p. 332.
219- David M. Raup, "Conflicts Between Darwin and Paleontology," Field Museum of Natural History, Vol. 50, No. 1, Jan, 1979, p. 25.
220- Arthur C. Custance, The Earth Before Man, Part II, Doorway Publications, p. 51.
221- D. Dwight Davis, "Comparative Anatomy and the Evolution of Vertebrates" in Genetics, Paleontology and Evolution, ed. by Jepsen, Mayr and Simpson, Princeton, N. J., Princeton University Press, 1949, p. 74.
222- T. Neville George, "Fossils in Evolutionary Perspective," Science Progress, Vol. 48, January 1960, pp. 1, 3.