Evolution Quotes

Adam Sedgwick

The reason why the theory of evolution was created:

'From first to last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked up ... . And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.'

Huston Smith

‘One reason education undoes belief is its teaching of evolution; Darwin’s own drift from orthodoxy to agnosticism was symptomatic. Martin Lings is probably right in saying that “more cases of loss of religious faith are to be traced to the theory of evolution … than to anything else.”

H.G. Wells

‘If all the animals and man had been evolved in this ascendant manner, then there had been no first parents, no Eden, and no Fall. And if there had been no fall, then the entire historical fabric of Christianity, the story of the first sin and the reason for an atonement … collapsed like a house of cards.

Madalyn Murray O’Hair

“The atheist realizes that there must not only be an acceptance of his right to hold his opinion, but that ultimately his is the job to turn his culture from religion, to eliminate those irrational ideas which have held the human race in intellectual slavery.”

Articles About Evolution Quotes

  • Hutton’s a Priori Commitment to Materialism

    Uniformitarianism dogmatically refuses to consider biblical teaching on Creation and the Flood as possible explanations for the rocks and fossils we observe.

  • Magazine Department Article
    U.S. Doomed if Darwin Denied by a President
    June 11, 2008 from Answers Magazine

    A University of Michigan professor predicts that America will be headed to ruin if it elects a creationist president.

  • Magazine Article
    Who Said This About Evolution?
    Dec. 1, 2000, pp. 41–42

    A quote by Adam Sedgwick about the reason why the theory of evolution was created.

  • Magazine Article
    Fascinating Quotes
    Sept. 1, 2000, pp. 23–24

    'Thus evolution, for example, may prove as powerful a principle to co-ordinate men's beliefs and hopes as God was in the past.'

  • The Religion of Scientism
    June 9, 2000

    A quote from by Shallis, M about evolutionists' opinions of purpose.

  • Magazine Article
    H.G. Wells, evolution and the Gospel
    June 1, 2000, pp. 45–46

    A quote by Herbert George Wells concerning evolution and the gospel.

  • Magazine Article
    Call for honesty on origins
    June 1, 2000, pp. 45–46

    A quote by Hubert P. Yockey dealing with honesty about origins.

  • Magazine Article
    Education for loss
    June 1, 2000, pp. 53–54

    A quote by Huston Smith concerning the loss of religious faith due to the teaching of evolution.

  • H.G. Wells, Evolution and the Gospel
    March 10, 2000

    A Quote from H. G. Wells

  • Magazine Article
    Media Bias on Origins
    March 1, 2000, pp. 21–22

    “Anyone who questions man’s reasoning, particularly on the origin of the physical world, faces an arrogance almost beyond comprehension.”

  • Magazine Article
    The Pinnacle of Evolutionary Wisdom?
    Dec. 1, 1999, pp. 42–43

    ‘The current state of knowledge can be summarised thus: In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded.

  • Magazine Article
    Telling It Straight
    Dec. 1, 1999, pp. 38–39

    I myself have little doubt that in England it was [uniformitarian, long-ages] geology and the theory of evolution that changed us from a Christian to a pagan nation.

  • Magazine Article
    Death in the Garden
    June 1, 1999, pp. 15–16

    Quote from Martin Brookes

  • Primeval soup—Failed Paradigm
    Feb. 24, 1999

    A Quote from Hubert P. Yockey

  • Magazine Article
    Ape-Man Olympics
    Dec. 1, 1998, pp. 15–16

    “…finding the oldest member of the Hominidae—the family of Man—is like winning gold at the Olympics.”

  • 99 Quotable Quotes
    Nov. 24, 1998

    A collection of Notable Quotes

  • Magazine Article
    How Long Will We Keep Our Heads in the Sand?
    Sept. 1, 1998, pp. 47–48
  • Spontaneous Generation and Perpetual Motion Machines
    Aug. 11, 1998

    The origin of life by chance in a primeval soup is impossible in probability in the same way that a perpetual machine is in probability.

  • Classrooms: Temples of Humanism?
    June 26, 1998

    I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith.

  • Science and Bias
    June 18, 1998

    The fact is that scientists are not really as objective and dispassionate in their work as they would like you to think.

  • Magazine Article
    Evolution: No Morality
    June 1, 1998, pp. 44–45

    ‘All I can say is, That’s just tough. We have to face up to the truth.’

  • Magazine Article
    Amazing Admission
    June 1, 1998, pp. 24–25

    A revealing comment by Richard Lewontin

  • Magazine Article
    How Prejudice Affects Science
    June 1, 1998, pp. 41–42

    A quote by Sir Fred Hoyle

  • Magazine Article
    Missing the Point
    March 1, 1998, pp. 19–20

    Unless people are looking for evidence that nothing is millions of years old, they will overlook the obvious under their noses.

  • Magazine Article
    Cosmology
    March 1, 1998, pp. 26–27

    ‘… much of contemporary cosmology deals with things like inflation and the big bang that have not been directly observed, and probably never will be.’

  • Magazine Article
    The Evolutionary Religion: Defying the Rules
    Dec. 1, 1997, pp. 31–32

    Evolution describes origins in epic proportion and therefore rivals other stories of similar scope, for example, religious stories of origins.

  • Magazine Article
    Paleontology: Like Politics?
    Dec. 1, 1997, pp. 17–18

    Quote from Michael D. Lemonick on paleontology

  • Magazine Article
    ‘A Disgrace to Biology’
    Dec. 1, 1997, pp. 40–41

    When Professor-Dr P.W.J. van Oordt retired from his position at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), in his farewell address he made some memorable remarks.

  • Magazine Article
    Big-Bang Certainty ...
    Sept. 1, 1997, pp. 12–13

    At the beginning of his book The God Particle, Nobel physicist Leon Ledermann [referring to cosmological speculations like the big bang in science books and articles] writes:

  • Magazine Article
    Are People Getting Smarter?
    June 1, 1997, pp. 6–7

    Quote from Marvin Minsky on human intelligence...

  • Magazine Article
    Quotable Quote
    June 1, 1997, pp. 48–49

    Artist John Gurche on the role of evolutionary preconceptions in the artist’s human-like depiction of Australopithecus afarensis...

  • A Few Comments Concerning the Passing of Carl Sagan
    Nov. 27, 1996

    As you know, Carl Sagan died last month. He was vehemently anti-Christian and an ardent evolutionist who fought the creation movement.

  • Magazine Article
    Mysterious Evolution
    June 1, 1996, pp. 49–50

    Discover what Dr. Jérôme J. Lejeune, who discovered the cause of Down's Syndrome, said about evolution.

  • Mass Murderer (Dahmer) on Evolution v. Morality
    Nov. 29, 1994

    If a person doesn’t think there is a God to be accountable to, then—then what’s the point of trying to modify your behaviour to keep it within acceptable ranges?

  • Magazine Article
    Seeing Ape-Men Everywhere?
    June 1, 1994, pp. 50–51

    ‘In the course of the past century, the discoverer of every new hominid or hominoid has nominated it as a potential human ancestor.’

  • Magazine Article
    Why Kids go Ape in School!
    March 1, 1994, pp. 41–42

    While evolution teaches that we are accidents or freaks of nature, creationism shows humankind as the offspring of a divine Creator.

  • Magazine Article
    'Humans Are All Virtually the Same!'
    Dec. 1, 1993, pp. 23–24

    ‘“It is exciting to look at differences at the genetic level”, she said, adding that humans, regardless of race, are genetically virtually the same.’

  • Magazine Article
    Spurgeon on Evolution
    Sept. 1, 1993, pp. 32–33

    The great Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon rejected evolution on the basis of God's Word.

  • Magazine Article
    Frog Evolution Mystery
    Sept. 1, 1993, pp. 19–20

    This quotation illustrates one of evolution's many unanswered questions.

  • Magazine Article
    Twisted Thinking
    March 1, 1993, pp. 3–4

    In September 1992, a Scientific American article called ‘Mind and Brain’ said that human brain is …

  • Magazine Article
    Fossil Evidence for Evolution… Expert Says ‘FORGET IT’
    Dec. 1, 1992, pp. 3–4

    If you brought in a smart scientist from another discipline and showed him the meagre evidence we’ve got he'd surely say, ‘forget it: there isn’t enough to go on’.

  • Magazine Article
    Singing Bones
    Sept. 1, 1992, pp. 50–51

    Everybody knows fossils are fickle; bones will sing any song you want to hear.

  • Magazine Article
    Darwinists’ tactics
    Dec. 1, 1991, pp. 51–52

    Darwinists use carefully thoughtout tactics to influence the public's beliefs about evolution.

  • Magazine Article
    Groping in the Dark
    Dec. 1, 1991, pp. 38–39

    The best efforts of scientists to describe the universe may be nothing more than "groping in the dark."

  • Magazine Article
    Kooks vs. Darwinists
    Sept. 1, 1991, pp. 50–51

    ‘If Darwinists actually had to prove their theory, they could only make a most undignified repeat.

  • Magazine Article
    Quotable Quotes
    March 1, 1991, pp. 39–40

    The greatest joke and the trouble with horse evolution…

  • Magazine Article
    Lack of Fossils
    Dec. 1, 1990, pp. 50–51

    Palaeoanthropologists seem to make up for a lack of fossils with an excess of fury, and this must now be the only science in which it is still possible to become famous just by having an opinion.

  • Magazine Article
    Atomic Clocks Reset?
    Dec. 1, 1990, pp. 52–53

    There has been in recent years the horrible realization that radiodecay rates are not as constant as previously thought, nor are they immune to environmental influences.

  • Magazine Article
    The Atheists Know … Why Christianity has to Fight Evolution
    Sept. 1, 1989, pp. 36–37

    An atheist explains why Christians must fight evolution.

  • Magazine Article
    Quotable Quotes: Lejeune and Hoyle
    Dec. 1, 1986, pp. 13–14

    Quotable quotes related to the theory of evolution.

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