“The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory-is it then a science or faith? Belief in the theory of evolution is thus exactly parallel to belief in special creation-both are concepts which believers know to be true but neither, up to the present, has been capable of proof.”

 

L.Harrison Matthews, “Introduction to Origin of the Species, by *Charles Darwin (1971 edition), pp. x, xi (1971 edition).

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