David Attenborough, in Australia last year said: “When Creationists talk about God creating every individual species as a separate act, they always instance hummingbirds, or orchids, sunflowers and beautiful things. But I tend to think instead of a parasitic worm that is boring through the eye of a boy sitting on the bank of a river in West Africa, [a worm] that’s going to make him blind. And I ask the creationists, ‘Are you telling me that the God you believe in, who you also say is an all-merciful God, who cares for each one of us individually, are you saying that God created this worm that can live in no other way than in an innocent child’s eyeball? Because that doesn’t seem to me to coincide with a God who’s full of mercy’.”
Sydney Morning Herald, 25th March, 2003
Editorial Comment: Creation Research has answered Attenborough’s claim in a DVD entitled Did a Good God Create Bad Bugs? This can be ordered from your nearest Creation Research office or via the Creation Research webshop.