According to Dr. Plaisted, “Dr. Colin Patterson, a paleontologist, realized that amino acid sequences in near relatives on the phylogenic tree would be expected to show close correlation, according to evolutionary theory… To Patterson, this was a great opportunity to test the theory. The results:absolutely no correlation between similarity of sequences and nearness on the evolutionary tree. Patterson, in a speech given Nov. 5, 1981, before other evolutionists, pointed out to a stunned audience that the new data on amino acid sequences contradicts the theory of evolution. He said, ‘The theory makes a prediction; we’ve tested it, and the prediction is falsified precisely.'"