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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Evolution of Darwin

“Scientists who utterly reject evolution may be one of our fastest growing minorities.
Larry Hatfield in Science Digest

To what was Mr. Hatfield referring?

A two page ad with the banner, “A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism” The ad included the statement, “We are sceptical 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 seven hundred scientists and professors from Cambridge, Standford, Cornell, Yale, Rutgers, Princeton, Purdue, Berkeley and others, biologists, chemists, zoologists, physicists, anthropologists, molecular and cell biologists, bio engineers, organic chemists, including the director of the Centre for Computational Quantum Chemistry and scientists from the Plasma Physics Lab at Princeton, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory - all these and more brought forth the courage to state categorically that the philosophy of materialism lacks credibility.

As more and more problems with Darwin's theory have arisen, atheists are trending toward cutting him loose. "We don't need Darwin anymore," is the new refrain. This in the same manner as, "We don't need a cause for the beginning of the universe."

“Science has become identified with a PHILOSOPHY known as materialism or scientific naturalism. This philosophy insists that nature is all there is, or at least the only thing about which we can have any knowledge. It follows that nature had to do its own creating, and that the means of creation must not have included any role for God.”
Phillip E. Johnson



  2. Wow! Considering the 700 scientists who have so far signed the document make up such a small percentage of overall scientists, someone has gone to a lot of work to discredit these people.

  3. As more and more problems with Darwin's theory have arisen

    Can you name ONE that would undermine common descent as a fact?

    Don't you see how dishonest the Discovery Institute is by building such a pointless list of names with random scientists who are mostly NOT biologists?

    Why do you consider Phillip E. Johnson's quote as accurate? Will you ever understand that being atheist as NOTHING to do with a commitment to what he calls "materialism or scientific naturalism"? and that atheism is NOT a related to evolution? Actually, it's not completely true, atheism can be linked to evolution for several people, include myself: it is in part BECAUSE of evolution that I disbelieve in any gods...

    Bottom line is this: Why do you care so little about what's true about evolution?