Quotes for Evolution Weekend (Francisco J. Ayala)

The following quotes are from the leading Biology professor Francisco J. Ayala, who is also a Christian. His book Darwin and Intelligent Design (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2006) is the source of the following quotes, which are sure to brighten your Evolution Weekend!

“There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms” (p.40).

“It is now possible to assert that gaps of knowledge in the evolutionary history of living organisms no longer exist…The virtually unlimited evolutionary information encoded in the DNA sequence of living organisms allows evolutionists to reconstruct all evolutionary relationships leading to present-day organisms, with as much detail as desired” (p.41).

“The missing link is no longer missing. Hundreds of fossil remains belonging to hundreds of intermediate human ancestors have been discovered since Darwin’s time and continue to be discovered at an accelerated rate” (p.43).
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03126711689901268060 Quixie

    One of the most fascinating aspects of creationist tactic is the fact that despite the sheer mountains of data supporting the theory’s adaptation-through-time model (a veritable embarrassment of riches, in fact) the creationists still have the gall to argue that we don’t have any demonstrable examples of transitional forms.It boggles the mind, the kind of obstinate denial we are up against here.Ó