Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Evolutionists Try But Fail to Censor Book Critical of Darwinian Mechanisms

Despite the attempts of some angry evolutionists, this book was published.

Joel Kontinen

Darwinists are fond of asserting that there is no controversy of whether evolution has occurred. However, when controversy occurs, they will do everything to keep it from becoming public.

The latest episode of this sad story features the book Biological Information: New Perspectives written by a number of scientists, who presented papers critical of Neo-Darwinism at a symposium at Cornell University in 2011.

The editors, Robert J. Marks, John C. Sanford, Michael J. Behe and Bruce L. Gordon, are distinguished professors or associate professors at major US universities and the other contributors are also well-credentialed scientists.

Springer had agreed to publish the book but then Darwinian blogger Nick Matzke started a campaign to make the publisher reconsider its decision. Frightened by the publicity, Springer reneged on its promise. The editors had to look for a new publisher.

Recently, World Scientific Publishing issued a press release notifying that it published the book. It states:

This is a milestone book. For over 100 years, it has been very widely believed that the mutation/selection process is sufficient to explain virtually everything within the biological realm. The 29 contributors to this volume bring into serious question this neo-Darwinian paradigm. They use their wide-ranging expertise to carefully examine a series of fundamental theoretical problems that are now emerging. These problems all relate to the exploding field of biological information. Biological information is becoming the primary focus of 21st century biological research. Within each cell there are information systems surpassing the best human information technologies. These systems create what is essentially a biological internet within each cell. The authors, although holding diverse philosophical perspectives, unanimously agree that the mutation/selection process is not adequate to explain the labyrinth of informational networks that are essential for life.”

In other words, there definitely is a controversy about evolution in the scientific community.


Luskin, Casey. 2013 Censorship Loses: Never Forget the Story of Biological Information: New Perspectives. Evolution News & Views. (August 20).

World Scientific Publishing news release.