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Fabre was a creationist (Talk.Origins)

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This article (Fabre was a creationist (Talk.Origins)) is a response to a rebuttal of a creationist claim published by Talk.Origins Archive under the title Index to Creationist Claims.


Claim CA114.10:

Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) was a creationist and strong opponent of evolution.

Source: Morris, Henry M. 1982. Bible-believing scientists of the past. Impact 103 (Jan.), http://www.icr.org/index.php?module=articles&action=view&ID=185


CreationWiki response:

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1. Jean-Henri Fabre did indeed reject evolution (or transformism). However, neither were his views those of a Biblical creationist. He recognized that life changed through the various periods of earth's history. For earth history, he took as his book not the Bible but the earth itself

Since he rejected evolution, all that is left is creation. It does not appear that he was a biblical creationist, though.

2. Fabre excelled at observation (Darwin called him "the inimitable observer"), but he was not a scientist.

Neither, of course, was Darwin a "scientist". It is notable that Talk Origins seems to despise mere observation; they do prefer to major in unfounded speculation.

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