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Sunday, July 02, 2006

Honk If You Didn’t Descend From A Fish

Whenever I write a piece about Darwinism, I always get comments from people who say things like, “I like your site, but your advocacy of intelligent design just reveals your ignorance of science”. Although every survey shows that more than 80% of the American people reject Darwinism, the intellectual elites continue to treat this as the smell of the great unwashed, and insist that ‘educated’ people understand Darwin's universal acceptance among intellectuals, even if ‘common people’ cannot understand the concept of geologic time.

If, like me, you see the holes in Darwinism and understand evolution’s role in the disintegration of society, take heart in the following article:

SEATTLE — Over 600 doctoral scientists from around the world have now signed a statement publicly expressing their skepticism about the contemporary theory of Darwinian evolution. The statement, located online at www.dissentfromdarwin.org, reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”

The fastest growing segment of the list is scientists from outside the United States. International scientists now represent just over 12% of all signers, and as a group has seen nearly 40% growth in the past four months.

“I signed the Scientific Dissent From Darwinism statement, because I am absolutely convinced of the lack of true scientific evidence in favour of Darwinian dogma,” said Raul Leguizamon, M. D., Pathologist, and a professor of medicine at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

“Nobody in the biological sciences, medicine included, needs Darwinism at all,” added Leguizamon. “Darwinism is certainly needed, however, in order to pose as a philosopher, since it is primarily a worldview. And an awful one, as Bernard Shaw used to say. The hold it has in academic circles is not at all due to the empirical evidence that allegedly supports it, but to its philosophical presuppositions and implications, the political correctness of the Darwinian paradigm and the intellectual inertia of academia in general. "

The list of 610 signatories includes member scientists from National Academies of Science in Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, India (Hindustan), Nigeria, Poland, Russia and the United States. Many of the signers are professors or researchers at major universities and international research institutions such as Cambridge University, British Museum of Natural History, Moscow State University, Masaryk University in Czech Republic, Hong Kong University, University of Turku in Finland, Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico, University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, Institut de Paléontologie Humaine in France, Chitose Institute of Science & Technology in Japan, Ben-Gurion University in Israel, MIT, The Smithsonian and Princeton.

“Dissent from Darwinism has gone global,” said Discovery Institute President Bruce Chapman, former US Ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna. “Darwinists used to claim that virtually every scientist in the world held that Darwinian evolution was true, but we quickly started finding US scientists that disproved that statement. Now we’re finding that there are hundreds, and probably thousands, of scientists all over the world that don’t subscribe to Darwin’s theory.”

Discovery Institute first published its Scientific Dissent From Darwinism list in 2001 to challenge false statements about Darwinian evolution made in promoting PBS’s “Evolution” series. At the time it was claimed that “virtually every scientist in the world believes the theory to be true.”

Prominent signatories include U.S. National Academy of Sciences member Philip Skell; American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow Lyle Jensen; evolutionary biologist and textbook author Stanley Salthe; Smithsonian Institution evolutionary biologist and a researcher at the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Biotechnology Information Richard von Sternberg; Editor of Rivista di Biologia / Biology Forum --the oldest still published biology journal in the world-- Giuseppe Sermonti; and Russian Academy of Natural Sciences embryologist Lev Beloussov. Evolution News and Views

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2 Comments:

At 8:27 AM, Blogger ConservativeTrail Head said...

Darwinism was taught as gospel in government schools. It was hard for me to accept (I majored in bio at college) that Darwinism isn't even a viable theory. The holes in the theory are massive. Just ask an evolutionist to explain the evolution of the eye. After telling you how light sensitive structures on primordial life forms adapted over billions of years into the specialized instrument it is today, then you tear apart their explanation by asking, "But how did the light sensitive structures get there in the first place?"

 
At 6:33 AM, Anonymous Joe Alves Jr. said...

This Darwin theory that's been talked about for years is nothing but hog wash. For one thing,-- it can't be proven and put to good use in the same way as Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity. I really don't mind if they teach Darwin's theory to school children, as long as they present intelligent design along with it, and let the children make the choice of what they want to believe. Hey,--I may swim like a fish, and maybe I resemble a monkey, but my true beliefs on this subject are based on what is written in the first few pages of the Holy Bible.

 

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