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Evolutionists tell us our planet is 5 billion years old. That is equal to 5,000 million years. There are large numbers of different species, yet evolutionists admit it would take a million years to produce just one of them! So, according to the evolutionists, there has not been enough time to produce the vast numbers of species we now have on earth. Evolutionary theory is a myth. God created everything; the evidence clearly points to it. Nothing else can explain the mountain of evidence. This is science vs. evolution—a Creation-Evolution Encyclopedia, brought to you by Creation Science Facts.

CONTENTS: Millions of Years for One Species

Evolutionists Tell Us Millions of Years: All that time is needed for one new species to evolve out of another one
But that Means the Theory Is Wrong: There are too many species on the earth

This material is excerpted from the book, SPECIES EVOLUTION
. An asterisk ( * ) by a name indicates that person is not known to be a creationist. Of over 4,000 quotations in the books this Encyclopedia is based on, only 164 statements are by creationists.

Millions of years for one species? Yes, that's right. Evolutionary theory maintains that it requires millions of years to produce just one new species. That is a fascinating thought and has several significant implications.


All that time is needed for one new species to evolve out of another one.

They tell us it takes a million years for just one new species to evolve.

"It takes a million years to evolve a new species, ten million for a new genus, one hundred million for a class, a billion for a phylum—and that's usually as far as your imagination goes.

"In a billion years [from now], it seems, intelligent life might be as different from humans as humans are from insects . . To change from a human being to a cloud may seem a big order, but it's the kind of change you'd expect over billions of years."—*Freeman Dyson, Statement made in 1986, quoted in Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, p. 93 [American Mathematician].


There are too many species on the earth.

That theoretical fact has serious implications. First, if it takes a million year to produce just one new species,—there would not have been time for the millions of present species in the world to come into existence.

There just is not enough time for all those species' changes to occur. Evolutionary dogma states that nothing was alive on Planet Earth over 2 billion years ago, and that all the evolving of life forms has occurred within that brief time span.

"[Evolution] is surmised to be of the order of two billion years . . from causes which now continue to be in operation, and which therefore can be studied experimentally."—*Theodosius Dobzhansky, Genetics and the Origin of Species (1951), pp. 3-11 [Columbia University].

Two billion is only 2 thousand million. If it takes a million years to produce one species change, there would only be time for 2,000 new species. An evolutionist would reply that more than one species was changing at the same time in various parts of the world, and this is how all our present millions of species could evolve into existence in 2 billion years.

But that is an oversimplification. What about the theoretical stair-step pattern from the first single-celled creature that made itself out of sand and seawater to man? That single stair-step progression alone would require hundreds of thousands of major changes! Yet only "millions of years" are provided for all the changes to come about.

"Evolution, in very simple terms, means that life progressed from one-celled organisms to its highest state, the human being, by means of a series of biological changes taking place over millions of years."—*Houston Post, August 23, 1964, p. 6.

Billions of transitional species would have to occur in order to climb the evolutionary stairs from amoeba to man. Those transitional forms simply do not exist; they never have existed. There are only gaps between the species. But the transitional forms would have had to be there in order for evolution to have occurred. It could not take place without them.

Even the evolutionists themselves avow that these cross-species changes take place so slowly, that they are not seen within a single lifetime:

"Evolution, at least in the sense that Darwin speaks of it, cannot be detected within the life time of a single observer."—*David B. Kitts, "Paleontology and Evolutionary Theory," Evolution, Vol. 28, September 1974, p. 466.

If the transitional changes occur that slowly, then there should be vast numbers of transitional species living today, as well as etched into the fossil record. But these evidences of the theory are not to be found. They do not exist; they have never existed.

The above statement by *Kitts indicates that evolutionary cross-species changes cannot be seen within a single generation, but can be observed over a span of several generations, Why than do the hundreds of thousands of paintings from past centuries reveal man and animals to be just as they are today. We can go back thousands of years into the artwork of the past, and find no species change in man or animal. All of us have seen photographs of Egyptian tomb paintings and wall murals. The people, antelope, cattle, and plants on those paintings look just like their modern counterparts. No evolutionary changes are to be seen. Five thousand years divided by 25 years per generation is 200 generations from our time to the earliest Egyptians. (See The Truth about Archaeological Dating.)

Evolutionary theory requires that a ladder of progressive life forms has led to every creature that has ever existed. This excludes large numbers of extinct forms, found only in fossil remains, as well as all our present plant and animal species. For every one, a ladder of transitional forms leading up to it should be found.

Billions upon billions of transitional species should be engraved in the rock and in nature today. Yet we see none of this. Over a hundred years of frantic searching by evolutionists has not produced even one transitional form! The transitions cannot be found since they have never existed.


Forward to the next major topic in this series:

FOSSILS AND STRATA: Fossils and strata should show the evidence that evolution has occurred, but over a hundred years of digging has not found it.