Evolution the Fossils Say NO! (2nd edition, 1st printing)

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Evolution the Fossils Say NO!
Author Duane T. Gish
Country United States
Language English
Subject Fossils
Genre Paleontology
Publisher ICR Publishing Company
Publication date
Media type Softcover
Pages 129 p.
LC Class QH369
Preceded by Evolution : The Fossils Say NO! 1st edition, 2nd printing.
Followed by Evolution : The Fossils Say NO! 2nd edition, 2nd printing.

Evolution : the Fossils Say NO! by Duane T. Gish. San Diego, California : ICR Publishing Company, c1973. 2nd edition, 1st printing. 129 p. : ill., photos ; 19 cm. Includes bibliographic references, subject and author index.

The Author

Duane T. Gish, Ph.D. (Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley), is Associate Director of the Institute for Creation Research and Professor of Natural Science at Christian Heritage College, San Diego, California. He spent 18 years in biochemical and biomedical research at Cornell University Medical College, the Virus Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley, and The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is the author or co-author of numerous technical articles in his field and a well-known author and lecturer on creation/evolution.


This book is dedicated to Sidney J. Jansma, one of the outstanding lay leaders of America in the cause of Biblical and scientific creationism.


This book constitutes one of the most devastating critiques of the evolutionary philosophy one could find. It goes right to the stronghold of the supposed scientific evidence for evolution and demolishes its central bastion.

The fossil record must provide the critical evidence for or against evolution, since no other scientific evidence can possibly throw light on the actual history of living things. All other evidences are circumstantial and can be more effectively explained in terms of the creation model. The time scale of human observation is far too short to permit documentation of real evolutionary change from lower to higher kinds of organisms at the present time. The vital question, therefore, is: "Does the record of past ages, now preserved in the form of fossils, show that such changes have occurred?" The answer, unequivocally, is: "The fossils say no!" There has been no evolution in the past, any more than in the present. This important fact is conclusively demonstrated and documented by Dr. Gish in this book.

Dr. Duane T. Gish is a careful scientist of impeccable academic credentials. He has successfully defended creationism before numerous university and scientific audiences and in formal debates with many of the nation's leading evolutionary scientists.

In addition, Dr. Gish is a gracious Christian gentleman, and is so acknowledged even by his most insistent evolutionist opponents. As a colleague and close personal friend, I am honored to be associated with such an outstanding representative of the twin cause of scientific truth and Christian integrity as Duane Gish.

This book has gone through several printings in its first edition and has already been eminently successful in its mission of convincing men of the truth of creationism. In this new enlarged edition, it is still more convincing, and will, no doubt, have a greater acceptance than ever before. Anyone who reads this book and who then still rejects Biblical creationism in favor of evolutionism must at least acknowledge that he believes in evolution in spite of the massive witness of the fossil record against it!

Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Creation Research
San Diego, California
November, 1973

Table of Contents

Preface : Henry M. Morris
Chapter 1. Evolution--A Philosophy, Not a Science
Chapter 2. The Creation and Evolution Models
Chapter 3. Geological Time and the Geological Column
Chapter 4. The Fossil Record--From Microorganisms to Fish
Chapter 5. The Fossil Record--From Fish to Mammals
Chapter 6. The Origin Of Man
Chapter 7. The Fossils Say No
Subject Index
Author Index