Impasse of Intermediate Forms
Darwin had written: "If my theory be true,
numberless intermediate varieties… must assuredly have existed".
However, evolutionists, despite their 140 year-long search, have
not been able to find even one.
The theory of evolution asserts that living things
descended from a common ancestor. According to the theory, living
beings differentiated from each other over a very long time with
linked, gradual modifications.
the excavations carried out from Darwin's time till the present
day, not even one intermediate form has been unearthed.
If this assertion were true, then numerous "intermediary
species" should have lived in history linking different living
species. For instance, if birds had indeed evolved from reptiles,
then billions of creatures which were half-bird/half-reptile should
have lived throughout history.
ORGANISMS ARE NOT INTERMEDIATE FORMS
The most important example of evolutionists' alleged
intermediate forms is a fossil bird called Archaeopteryx.
Focusing on the teeth and claws of Archaeopteryx, evolutionists
allege that this creature is an intermediate form between
reptiles and birds. However, an animal class may well possess
features of another animal class, without this being an
indication that it is a transitional form. For instance,
the Australian platypus reproduces by laying eggs like reptiles
despite being a mammal. Besides, it has a beak similar to
a bird's. Scientists call organisms like platypus "mosaic
forms". Leading evolutionists now also admit that mosaic
forms cannot be considered as intermediate forms.
Darwin knew that the fossil deposits ought to
be full of these "intermediary transitional forms". Yet
he was also well aware that no transitional form fossils were available.
That was why he devoted a chapter to this problem in his book The
Origin of Species.
Darwin was hoping that this great problem would
be solved in the future and that transitional forms would be discovered
with new excavations. Despite their best efforts, however, evolutionists
have not been able to find even a single intermediate form in the
140 years that have passed since Darwin. The well-known evolutionist
Derek Ager confesses this fact:
CREATURES ARE NOT INTERMEDIATE FORMS The fact that
similar animals in different sizes have been found throughout
the ages is not evidence for there being "intermediate forms".
If the different deer and gazelle species we see in the picture
had been available only as fossil forms, evolutionists might
well have made an imaginary evolutionary scheme by arranging
them in a line progressing from the smallest to the biggest.
Yet, these animals are not intermediate forms, but individual
The point emerges that if we examine the fossil
record in detail, we find–over and over again–not gradual evolution,
but the sudden explosion of one group at the expense of another.20
The sudden origination of living beings on the
Earth is proof that they were created by God. Evolutionist biologist
Douglas Futuyma admits this fact:
Organisms either appeared on the earth fully
developed or they did not. If they did not, they must have developed
from preexisting species by some process of modification. If they
did appear in a fully developed state, they must indeed have been
created by some omnipotent intelligence.21
The imaginary forms existing in the fantasy of evolutionists
ought to have missing and defective organs. For instance,
a creature in between birds and reptiles would have half
wings and half avian lungs. Howevwe, no fossil of such a
creature has yet been found, as it is not possible for such
a "weird" creature as we see in the picture to
survive. All fossils that are discovered belong to complete
and perfectly designed creatures.
A. Ager, "The Nature of the Fossil Record", Proceedings of the British
Geological Association, Vol 87, 1976, p. 133
21- Douglas J. Futuyma, Science on Trial, New York:
Pantheon Books, 1983. p. 197