Saturday, 7 February 2009
Goodbye, Charles Darwin!
Time to say goodbye to Charlie? Image from Wikipedia.
Amid all the pro-evolution salutations we have so far heard during Charles Darwin's 200th anniversary, the sound of dissenting voices has not been inaudible.
Discovery Institute is sponsoring an Academic Freedom Day on February 12. Creation Ministries International has produced a film critical of Darwin’s ideas. In addition, Answers in Genesis is hosting several Answers for Darwin conferences in the US.
And there is more to come.
Douglas Axe is a molecular biologist who takes a critical approach to Neo-Darwinian evolution. He predicts that an up and coming bold generation of researchers will reject evolution –for lack of evidence.
In an article posted on the Biologic Institute’s webpages, Axe writes:
The truth of the matter, much to the chagrin of contemporary biology, is that Darwin’s theory should have been laid to rest some time ago. It certainly deserved all the interest it generated in its day, but at some later point that interest was transformed from the critical kind to the credulous kind…
…even wrong ideas can make big contributions to the advancement of science. Few biologists want to see Darwin’s theory filed in that category, but if that is its rightful place, then you can be sure that’s exactly where one bold generation of biologists will file it—someday.
Axe is not the only scientist to make such a claim. Professor John Sanford, a pioneer of genetic engineering, revealed that recent discoveries in genetic mutation rates in the human genome clearly falsify the neo-Darwinian mechanism.
Darwin’s dethronement might arrive sooner than you think.
Axe, Douglas. 2009. Bold Biology for 2009. http://biologicinstitute.org/2009/02/01/bold-biology-for-2009/
Wieland, Carl. 2009. A truly stunning event. Creation Ministries International. http://creationontheweb.com/content/view/6274