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“The animal and vegetable creation are governed by certain laws and are composed of certain elements peculiar to themselves. This applies to man, to the beasts, fowls, fish and creeping things, to the insects and to all animated nature; each one possessing its own distinctive features, each one requiring a specific sustenance, each having an organism and faculties governed by prescribed laws to perpetuate its own kind…

“These principles do not change, as represented by evolutionists of the Darwinian school, but the primitive organisms of all living beings exist in the same form as when they first received their impress from their Maker.”

John Taylor, Mediation and Atonement (Salt Lake City, UT: Deseret News Company, 1882), 164.