Hugh Pickens writes writes: "According to noted paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, scientific discoveries about evolution will have accelerated to the point that "even the skeptics can accept it." "If you don't like the word evolution, I don't care what you call it, but life has changed. You can lay out all the fossils that have been collected and establish lineages that even a fool could work up. So the question is why, how does this happen? It's not covered by Genesis. There's no explanation for this change going back 500 million years in any book I've read from the lips of any God." Leakey began his work searching for fossils in the mid-1960s and his team unearthed a nearly complete 1.6-million-year-old skeleton in 1984 that became known as "Turkana Boy," the first known early human with long legs, short arms and a tall stature. At 67, Leakey conducts research with his wife, Meave, and daughter, Louise and the family claims to have unearthed "much of the existing fossil evidence for human evolution." Leakey, an athiest, insists he has no animosity toward religion. “If you tell me, well, people really need a faith
... I understand that,” says Leakey, the son of the late Louis and Mary Leakey. “I see no reason why you shouldn’t go through your life thinking if you’re a good citizen, you’ll get a better future in the afterlife ....”"