"A winged fowl is the cleverest invention in the realm of nature. There is no greater confutation of Darwinism than the birds of the air. The theory of development by use might conceivably apply to heavy creatures of a simple structure; but how could a wing develop by use before it was a wing to use? How could a bird begin to fly without a wing: and how could it get a wing to begin with if exercise were necessary to its getting one?
This is a special difficulty in the case of the myriads of tiny insects which are nothing apart from wings, and never have the chance of developing them by exercise? Enough, enough: Lord Salisbury well says the principle of design is the only sufficient solution of the problems of nature." - Diary of a Voyage to Australia, New Zealand and Other Lands Chapter 3.Editor's Note:
Ken Gilmore and the Berea-Portals are keen to quote the founders on the subject of the Great Age of the Earth. But as noted by the nonsense above, written by Robert Roberts, the founders were hopelessly wrong about Evolution.
Perhaps this is a clue as to why his son who was a doctor deconverted and became an Ex-Christadelphian?