Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Everything We Knew About Evolution Was Wrong, Science Website Claims

Darwinian storytelling is increasingly beginning to sound like magic. Researchers can pull interesting conclusions from their hats. Image courtesy of Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).

Joel Kontinen

One of the reasons why Darwinian evolution is such a fascinating subject is its inherent inconsistency and its abject lack of inner logic – or any kind of logic.

Often, a single fossil will change everything researchers thought they knew about evolution.

A paper co-written by researchers at the University of Bath, UK, recently published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) caused Phys.org to display an intriguing headline: Scientific study turns understanding about evolution on its head.

Summarising the findings, Phys.org states:

Contrary to popular belief, not all animal groups continued to evolve fundamentally new morphologies through time. The majority actually achieved their greatest diversity of form (disparity) relatively early in their histories.”

Translation: slow, gradual Darwinian evolution does not happen in real life or real history, but most animals basically remain what they originally were.

One might call this intelligent design or perhaps even creation. It hardly sounds like evolution.


Scientific study turns understanding about evolution on its head.
30 July 2013.