"Classic" Responses from Evolutionists

Through the years, evolutionists have been presented with an abundant amount of evidence that points toward the Creation model and away from the evolution model. Nearly every time, however, they have rejected the available facts presented to them, deciding rather to embrace their theory in spite of the facts. Consider a couple of tenuous responses that evolutionists have given to the evidence presented to them in opposition to the evolutionary geologic timetable.

(1) In an attempt to explain away “human-like footprints” embedded in 250-million-year-old coal veins in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and westward toward the Rocky Mountains, Albert G. Ingalls (longtime associate editor of Scientific American in the early-to-mid 20th century) could muster only the following explanation.

If man, or even his ape ancestor, or even the ape ancestor’s early mammal ancestor, existed as far back as in the Carboniferous period in any shape, then the whole science of geology is so completely wrong that all geologists will resign their jobs and take up truck driving. Hence, for the present at least, science rejects the attractive explanation that man made these mysterious prints in the mud of the Carboniferous period with his feet (1940, 162:14, emp. added; see also, Wilder-Smith, 1970, p. 300).

Evolutionary scientists are still rejecting the “attractive explanation”—i.e., the obvious fact—that these prints are human footprints.

(2) During the summer of 2004, while I was visiting the Natural Bridges National Monument in southeast Utah, I asked one of the staff members at the visitor’s center how scientists explain the presence of an antiquated dinosaur petroglyph at the base of Kachina Bridge. Her response: “They don’t really want to explain it.” Truth be told, if I were an evolutionist, I would not want to explain it either. This piece of evidence blatantly contradicts their timetable. According to the theory of evolution, humans never lived with dinosaurs. But if humans never saw living dinosaurs, how did the Anasazis, who inhabited southeastern Utah long before dinosaur fossils were found in modern times, carve such an accurate picture of a dinosaur onto the side of a rock wall?

If the responses by evolutionists to the mountain of evidence that points toward the Creation model were not so pitiful and potentially soul damaging, they would be somewhat comical. But it is quite sad to think of the facts of science that are rejected in order to embrace evolutionary theory. May humanity recognize that God has left testimony of His work in Creation all around us (cf. Psalm 19:1; Romans 1:20).


Ingalls, Albert G. (1940), “The Carboniferous Mystery,” Scientific American, 162:14, January.

Wilder-Smith, A.E. (1970), Man’s Origin, Man’s Destiny (Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers).


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