Quote: Circular Reasoning

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”Contrary to what most scientists write, the fossil record does not support the Darwinian theory of evolution because it is this theory (there are several) which we use to interpret the fossil record. By doing so, we are guilty of circular reasoning if we then say the fossil record supports this theory.”

Ronald R. West, Ph.D. (Paleoecology and Geology) (Assistant Professor of Paleobiology at Kansas State University), “Paleontology and uniformitarianism,” Compass, vol.45, May 1968, p.216.