We shall assume Genesis 1 deals with real time-space events and seek to interpret the Genesis 1 account of origins in the most general way possible. The goal is to first define the latitude of permissible interpretation of the biblical account of origins. Then God’s revelation of his world as perceived through the eyes of science will be used to identify the best possible interpretation of origins within the previously prescribed boundary. This methodology allows the authoritative position of Scripture to be maintained while taking advantage of insights from scientific studies to supplement our understanding where the Genesis 1 account is ambiguous.
— Walter Bradley, quoted in The Trustworthiness of Scripture in Areas Relating to Natural Science
The evidence for macroevolution seems very tenuous at best: “punctuated equilibrium” that causes such rapid change that no fossil record is left; caused by random mutations, a mechanism that produces such small changes that it is impossible to ever experimentally demonstrate that it produces new characteristics, rather than changes in existing characteristics. These two hypotheses for macroevolution essentially put it beyond the reach of scientific verification or refutation, making it essentially a metaphysical statement of faith that change occurs in some naturalistic way that can at present be neither explained nor observed.
— Walter Bradley, quoted in The Trustworthiness of Scripture in Areas Relating to Natural Science, p. 10
It has always been assumed that change occurs slowly in living organisms. Thus, it is assumed that long periods of time are involved and that there are many minute steps along the way. If this is so, then one would reasonably expect to find in the fossil record a continuous increase in complexity with time.
— Walter Bradley, quoted in The Trustworthiness of Scripture in Areas Relating to Natural Science, p. 7