Dr. Nils Heribert-Nilsson (1883-1955) was a noted Swedish geneticist and Professor of Botany at the University of Lund in Sweden. He was also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Nilsson produced a two volume work entitled Synthetische Artbildung. In the work Synthetische Artbildung Dr. Heribert-Nilsson wrote:
|“|| My attempts to demonstrate Evolution by an experiment carried on for more than 40 years have completely failed. At least, I should hardly be accused of having started from a preconceived antievolutionary standpoint. . .
It may be firmly maintained that it is not even possible to make a caricature of an evolution out of paleo-biological facts. The fossil material is now so complete that it has been possible to construct new classes, and the lack of transitional series cannot be explained as being due to the scarcity of material. The deficiencies are real, they will never be filled. - Dr. Heribert Nilsson, Synthetische Artbildung, Verlag CWK Gleerup, Lund, Sweden, 1953, pp.1185 and 1212.
Dr. Nils Heribert-Nilsson was not a creation scientist but was a founder of an evolutionary hypothesis called emication which is described by a review in the Quarterly Review of Biology as stating that "at various periods in geological time, violent revolutions have destroyed all the earth's biota, only to have living forms reconstituted by a sudden coming together of organic molecules to form gametes possessing the capability of developing into some highly complex form such as a pine tree, and elephant, or a man."