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Louis Agassiz  (1807–73)  Professor of Zoology and Geology at Harvard  Web  LoC  GBS  

Far from having been drawn to the Darwinian Theory, all my studies and all my experience thus far has led me in the opposite direction.    Letter to Fritz Muller January 17, 1864

It is not true that a slight variation among the successive offspring of the same stock, goes on increasing until the difference amounts to a specific distinction. On the contrary, it is a matter of fact that extreme variations finally degenerate or become sterile; like monstrosities they die out, or return to their type.    "Evolution and Permanence of Type"  The Atlantic Monthly  January 1874  


Thomas Aquinas  (1225–74)  Web  Amazon  GBS

We see that things which lack intelligence, such as natural bodies, act for an end, and this is evident from their acting always, or nearly always, in the same way, so as to obtain the best result. Hence it is plain that not fortuitously, but designedly, do they achieve their end. Now whatever lacks intelligence cannot move towards an end, unless it be directed by some being endowed with knowledge and intelligence; as the arrow is shot to its mark by the archer. Therefore some intelligent being exists by whom all natural things are directed to their end; and this being we call God.    Summa Theologiae  q. 2, art. 3


Augustine  (354–430)  Web  Amazon  GBS

They are deceived, too, by those highly mendacious documents which profess to give the history of many thousand years, though, reckoning by the sacred writings, we find that not 6000 years have yet passed.    City of God 12.10

And therefore God created only one single man, not, certainly, that he might to be a solitary, bereft of all society, but that by this means the unity of society and the bond of concord might be more effectually commended to him, men being bound together not only by similarity of nature, but by family affection. And indeed He did not even create woman that was to be given him as his wife as he created the man, but created her out of the man, that the whole human race might derive from one man.    City of God 12.21

For though God formed man of the dust of the earth, yet the earth itself, and every earthly material, is absolutely created out of nothing: and man’s soul, too, God created out of nothing, and joined to the body, when He made man.    City of God 14.11

Whoever takes another meaning out of Scripture than the writer intended, goes astray, but not through any falsehood in Scripture.    On Christian Doctrine 1.41

The authority of Scripture in this matter is greater than all human ingenuity.    The Literal Meaning of Genesis  Book II 5,9

The title of thos books is The Literal Meaning of Genesis, and hence it is not concerned with allegorical meanings but with the proper significance of actual facts.    Revisions Volume II  24,1 

see also: Tim Chaffey  2  

Douglas Axe  Web  

If we've defined science such that it cannot get to the true answer, we've got a pretty lame definition of science.    Washington Examiner  December 1  2009

I presented an earlier version of this case several years ago to two prominent experts in the field. Bothered by my conclusion, both felt that it must be in error. When the three of us met for a discussion, they had their own hunches about where my reasoning might have gone wrong. Interestingly, though, after perhaps two hours of heated discussion neither agreed with the other’s hunch, and we ended up at a polite but dissatisfying impasse. I left with the distinct impression that my conclusion was being rejected not because it was unfounded but because it was unwelcome.    BIO-Complexity  April 15  2010

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