Paul Lemoine

Paul Lemoine (1878 -1940) was President of the Geological Society of France, Director of the Natural His­tory Museum in Paris, and a chief editor of the Encyclopedic Francaise, 1937 edition. In that work, in the article on evolution, he stated: “The theory of evolution is impossible. At base, in spite of appearances, no one any longer believes in it…. Evolution is a kind of dogma which the priests no longer believe, but which they maintain for their people.” LeMoine had once been an evolutionist himself, and apparently no French scientist openly chal­lenged the above statement at the time it was published.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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