About the Daylight Origins Society

‘A brief history’

We are a counter evolution group that began in 1977 and are still active today. (Updated January 2014)

In 1977 John G. Campbell of Scotland founded a Counter Evolution Group, and began publishing the newsletter DAYLIGHT. Sadly, John passed away in 1986, and his periodical stopped.

In 1991 the Daylight periodical was relaunched by Anthony Nevard of England with the new format magazine ‘DAYLIGHT’ and it was developed from a simple presentation format, into a quality mini magazine.

In late 2006, it was suspened from publication, as Anthony Nevard took stock, seeking new and more effective ways to promote his message.

In 2007 there was a focus on setting up a new website with all produced ‘Daylight’ magazines from 1977 onwards being made available for free online.

In 2011 an improved new subscribers magazine was relaunched in January under the continued direction of Anthony Nevard with additional support from an inspired and active group from Ireland.
This relaunch proved successful with 11 editions printed by August 2014 with a further improved magazine format with magazine cover colour added as well as new articles coming from active Irish supporters.

Daylight Magazine 2011 series, countering Darwinian Evolution

The latest front cover image samples of Daylight’s magazine

The Daylight Origins Society held a tour of Ireland in the summer of 2012, 2013, & 2014 visiting clergy, lay Catholics, and networking with other Catholic groups receptive to the counter evolution message. There was also a series of origins science talks been hosted by Daylight in November of 2012 & 2013 and they are available on audio CD and Video DvD format on request. In 2013 & 2014 Daylight Origins Society members traveled to a Catholic conference in London at St. George’s Cathedral.

Daylight supporters include clergy, religious, scientists, doctors, teachers, academics, other professionals and lay folk.

Daylight is funded by magazine subscriptions, donations and sales of publications.

Daylight provides an online mail order service for origins science books and archived magazines, with plans to further develop this area.

Daylight organises private and public meetings and talks and advertises locally.

Daylight informs through letters and articles in the local Catholic Press and other publications.

Daylight promotes weblinks & fellowship with other Catholic Origins Societies and activists in other countries such as The Kolbe Center in the U.S..

Ultimate aims:

to inform Catholics and others of the scientific evidence supporting Special Creation as opposed to Evolution, and to show that the true discoveries of science are in conformity with Catholic doctrines.


Our Guiding Principles

“…the Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experienced in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter – for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God. However, this must be done in such a way that the reasons for both opinions, that is, those favorable and those unfavorable to evolution, be weighed and judged with the necessary seriousness, moderation and measure, and provided that all are prepared to submit to the judgment of the Church, to whom Christ has given the mission of interpreting authentically the Sacred Scriptures and of defending the dogmas of faith.”

Encyclical Letter: “Humani Generis”, (1950), Section 36, Pope Pius XII.

Daylight Patrons:

Daylight patron - Our lady of the Immaculate Conception
The Immaculate Conception

Daylight patron - St. Michael the Arch-angel
St. Michael the Arch-angel

Daylight patron - St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure

Daylight patron - St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas


Daylight secretary Anthony Nevard of the UK
Anthony Nevard BSc (b. 1947)

A graduate of Chemistry and Zoology,

he is a teacher by profession

Honorary Member:

Daylight honorary member Prof. Maciej Giertych of Poland
Professor Maciej Giertych,

B.A., M.A. (Oxon), Ph.D.

(Toronto), D.Sc. (Poznan)

Head of Genetics Department,

Institute of Dendrology,

Polish Academy of Sciences.


Daylight Religion teacher John. Donnelly
John Donnelly, religion teacher.

Other Communications:

Letters and periodically, a complimentary Daylight magazine to the Catholic Hierarchies of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Arranged visit to clergy are given from time to time.
Letters from the Secretary and others to the secular and Catholic Press.

Publications to www.catholic.org press release section, postings to Facebook and Twitter and a range of Catholic media sites. Articles from Daylight published in The Catholic Quarterly Review, Christian Order, Science et Foi and Creation (CSM).

Daylight Magazine writers:

Writers featured in DAYLIGHT included : Cardinal Ruffini, Dr. Guy Berthault, Professor Maciej Giertych, , Bishop Cuthbert O’Gara, Dr. Edward Boudreaux, Gerard Keane, Fr. Guy Gibbins, Dr. David Rosevear, John Campbell, John Collyer. Wallace Johnson, G.K.Chesterton, Dr. Steven Austin, Fr. John Flanagan, Peter Grace, Fr. Peter Lessiter, Dr. Patrick Gill, Fr. David Becker, Patrick Newman, Brother Thomas Mary Sennott, Geoff Chapman, Donal Foley, C.S. Lewis, Redmond O’Hanlon, Robert Bergin, Elizabeth Thornton,and Peter Wilders, and in the new 2011 format series writers from Ireland include John Donnelly, Paul Spaine, James Lynch, and Martin Molly.

Topics featured included: Sedimentology experiments; Teilhard de Chardin; theistic evolution; vestigial organs; St Augustine; 50 theories of evolution; the sanctity of life; genetics; human language; missing links; Nazism and Communism; Galileo; “Jurassic Park”; polygenism; the Days of Creation; evolution and the New Catechism; the creation of Eve; moral and social consequences of evolution; the Genesis kinds; the encyclical Humani Generis; “flatearthers”; Louis Pasteur; Noah’s Ark found?; the Pope and Evolution; creationism in Russia; Catholic teachings on Creation; Original Sin; the C14 tests on the Turin Shroud; the FAITH Movement; and website related developments.

A Daylight & Kolbe initiative

Other Meetings:

Arranged talks have been given in conjunction with Hugh Owen’s Kolbe Center of the U.S.A in London; Also in conjunction with Professor William Marra, Professor Giertych and Dr Patrick Gill in London; and in conunction with Professor Gerry Matatics in Cambridge, Peter Wilders in London. Anthony Nevard has given talks to Pro Fide Forum in London and the Newman Society, Oxford; the St. George Educational Trust; the St. John Fisher Association of priests; the Challoner Group, Westminster; Human Life International; West Bridgford parish, Nottingham. Held bookstalls at the Fifth European Creationist Congress in 1992, and the Faith Of Our Fathers Conference every year from 1996 to 2000. The latest Daylight initiatives have been to meet clergy on a one to one basis to discuss the topic of evolution at a more indepth level. This approach give more focus to the topic, leaving a stronger and enduring impression.

Daylight’s counter evolution message