Some contemporary biologists, as soon as they observe a mutation talk about evolution. They are implicitly supporting the following syllogism: mutations are the only evolutionary variations, all living beings undergo mutations, therefore all living beings evolve. This logical scheme is however unacceptable: first, because its major premise is neither obvious nor general; second, because its conclusion does not agree with the facts. No matter how numerous they may be, mutations do not produce any kind of evolution.
— Pierre-Paul Grasse, quoted in The Trustworthiness of Scripture in Areas Relating to Natural Science by Walter L. Bradley
Dr. Pierre-Paul Grasse, past president of the French Academy of Science and editor of the thirty-five volume “Traite de Zoologie.”