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The Journal of Paleontology is well respected in secular circles because the contributing authors try hard to publish research that would support the molecules-to-man philosophy.

I have before me the Journal of Paleontology 77(1). On pages 199-200 there is a book review of a book entitled - in part - 'Macroevolution' by J.S. Levington (2001). Anyone who reads this should know the origins debate will always be regarding macroevolution (the origin of species) only. Bringing up microevolution is a red herring since creation scientists and neo-Darwinists agree microevolution happens, but is disconnected from the origin of species. Peter Forey of London's Natural History Museum is very much an evolutionary atheist and is the reviewer of Levington's 2nd edition. What is Forey's conclusion of this formidable 617 page book?

"Do not expect answers." (p. 200)

There you have it. This is the creation science vs. evolutionism debate in a nutshell. If people really did evolve from prokaryotes (bacteria) over many "millions of years" the record of the sedimentary rocks (fossils) should show this. It does not, otherwise Levington would have listed the evidences. What the fossil record does show is the abrupt appearance of life followed by stasis, or no change (but evolutionism means change). S.J. Gould (who is now a creationist) said as much in a number of books and papers. Is it any wonder A.G. Fisher said in the 2003 edition of the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (fossil section), "Both the origin of life and the origin of the major groups of animals remain unknown"?

Let's see . . . Darwin never discussed the origin of species in his infamous On the Origin of Species (1859). Atheist Forey in 2003 tells us not to expect answers and atheist Fisher says the origin of the major groups of animals remains unknown.

Is this why creation science is "unscientific" and billions of our tax dollars should be spent telling students they come from bacteria?

(Creation scientists can and do make scientific predictions. Based on the creation model we make the prediction that we should find the sudden appearance of complex life in the fossil record, followed by stasis. That's exactly what we do find, e.g. the 'Cambrian explosion' that Forey addresses on p. 199.)

Frank Sherwin, ICR