Sunday, 5 April 2015

”We Know That Neo-Darwinism is Wrong,” Distinguished British Biologist Says

Blind cave crabs do not prove evolution.

Joel Kontinen

Darwinists like Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson often claim that scientists do not question evolution.

However, the peer-reviewed literature gives a rather different account of the state of evolutionary biology. For instance, in 2013 the journal Experimental Physiology published a paper by Dennis Noble entitled Rocking the Foundations of Evolutionary Biology.

Noble, a Professor Emeritus of Oxford University, said:

“The 'Modern Synthesis' (Neo-Darwinism) is a mid-20th century gene-centric view of evolution, based on random mutations accumulating to produce gradual change through natural selection … [but] we now know that genetic change is far from random and often not gradual.

It is not only the standard 20th century views of molecular genetics that are in question. Evolutionary theory itself is already in a state of flux (Jablonka & Lamb, 2005; Noble, 2006, 2011; Beurton et al. 2008; Pigliucci & Muller, 2010; Gissis & Jablonka, 2011; Shapiro, 2011). In this article, I will show that all the central assumptions of the Modern Synthesis (often also called Neo-Darwinism) have been disproved.”

As far as I know, Professor Noble is not a creationist or an advocate of intelligent design, but his approach is nevertheless more honest than the run-of-the-mill Darwinian articles that tend to brush all difficulties under the carpet.


Noble, Denis. 2013. Physiology is rocking the foundations of evolutionary biology. Experimental Physiology 98.8 (2013), 1235–1243.