There is no Fossil Evidence to support Evolution

The following came out of Grant Jeffrey's book "Creation":

"There is no fossil evidence to support evolution. Many Christians and Jews who have been troubled by the claims of evolution will be astonished to discover that the evolutionists knew all along that there was no fossil evidence in support of evolution. Yet, many textbooks and teachers boldly declare that the fossils proved evolution to be true.

After a century and a half of claims by evolutionists that just a little more time would produce the necessary fossil evidence of the missing links between species that would confirm the theory of evolution, we find there is an astonishing and total lack of fossil evidence to confirm any indisputable transitional forms, or "missing links," that must exist if the theory of evolution were actually scientifically true. However, in over one hundred and fifty years of a massive global search by scientists that has catalogued over one hundred million fossil specimens in museums and laboratories, they have failed to discover a single "missing link" fossil. If the evolutionists were intellectually honest, they would have abandoned evolution long ago.

In 1859, Charles Darwin acknowledged that the utter lack of fossil evidence for these missing links between one species and another provided "an unanswerable objection" to the theory of evolution. However, Darwin assumed that the search for fossils that would establish the truth of evolution was just beginning and that, given sufficient time and effort, scientists would soon discover the millions of transitional fossils required to prove that one species gradually transformed itself by natural selection into a new species.

Darwin himself was perplexed and very worried about the lack of fossil evidence. In his own words: "Why, if species have descended from other species by fine graduations, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion, instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined?...But, as by this theory innumerable transitional forms must have existed, why do we not find them embedded in countless numbers in the crust of the earth?"

He expressed his fears about his possible error in the following comments: "I have asked myself whether I may not have devoted my life to a ready to cry with vexation at my blindness and presumption."

Darwin admitted, "If it could be demonstrated that any complex organism existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down."

Darwin had built his theory on imagined intermediate forms, but none of these forms had materialized during his lifetime. For the theory of evolution to be proven true, he needed to find these missing link fossils. Rather than consider that his theory of evolution was false, he had to believe that the gradual evolutionary stages suggested by his theory would be discovered as more scientists searched and filled the gaps in the fossil record. He honestly believed these fossils would eventually be found in the thousands, and prove his theory to be true beyond a doubt.

To date, though every species discovered in the fossil record appears perfectly formed. Paleontologists have never discovered a fossil showing a partially formed species or a partially formed organ. Despite the fact that tens of thousands of scientists and millions of dedicated amateurs have been searching world wide for these missing link fossils to support evolution, they have never found a single example. The evidence is clear that there is no evidence of an evolutionary continuum. When the entire fossil record is carefully examined, we find that it reveals both extinct species and existing organisms with clearly defined gaps between them with no transitional forms. Every species appears in the fossil record as a perfect lifeform. "

Although some Christians do not believe that there is a conflict between any of the claims of science and the account of Creation in Genesis, Jeffrey shows that science seems to have a conflict with the validity of evolution.

By George Konig
November 20, 2005

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