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Speaking of Darwin’s theory of evolution as the great unifying principle in biology …

The geosynclinal theory is one of the great unifying principles of geology. In many ways its role in geology is similar to that of evolution that serves to integrate the many branches of biological sciences. The geosynclinal theory is of fundamental importance to sedimentation, petrology, geomorphology, ore deposits, structural geology, geophysics, and practically all the minor branches of geological science. Just as the doctrine of organic evolution is universally accepted among thinking biologists, so also the geosynclinal origin of the major mountain ranges is an established principle in geology. – Thomas Clark and Colin Stearn, The Geological Evolution of North America: A Regional Approach to Historical Geology, , p.43 (Ronald Press, 1960)

Fast forward to plate tectonics.

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7 Responses to Speaking of Darwin’s theory of evolution as the great unifying principle in biology …

  1. Are you afraid to make a point here? Lets not have that scholarly reserve which is for the cowards.

  2. The point is obvious.

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    It is to laugh eh?
    Such a great accepted conclusion in geology and that the top scientists could insist on its greatness to compare it to other great ideas, like evolution, in order to persuade folks how evolution is beyond question.
    Poof went the conclusion and poof the comparison.
    Well not for creationists!

    What about all those scientists/ geologists who cited this great geological conclusion in all their work and papers.?
    How could so many be wrong though scientists?
    How could such error even occur?
    What happened to the scientific method?
    Why did the method fail?
    is it the incompetence of the people or of the method?
    Could this incompetence still be with us in other subjects?
    Why doesn’t this happen in physics or medicine?

    Could it be, I say, could it be that all the jazz about the heaps of scientists and papers presuming evolution is truye is of no matter whatsoever whether its true?
    Origin matters seem to be different then other subjects after all because they are not testable as understood in actual scientific subjects.
    origin issues are only dealing with the evidence that history deals with.
    nOt the same thing.

  4. “Just as the doctrine of organic evolution is universally accepted among thinking biologists…”

    Can someone please clarify the difference between ‘thinking’ biologists and ‘non-thinking’ biologists? haha

  5. “Why doesn’t this happen in physics or medicine?”

    In medicine, it does. Remember the theory of the four humors from ancient Rome and Greece? Remember the theory that bloodletting was a good thing? Or that washing your hands isn’t that important?

    It happens less in physics because of the fact that established laws are there to guide the physicists; not so much in other fields like medicine and biology, which rely more on human intuition with its attendant failings.

  6. Barb,

    In medicine, it does. Remember the theory of the four humors from ancient Rome and Greece? Remember the theory that bloodletting was a good thing? Or that washing your hands isn’t that important?

    Exactly!! Well put!!

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    Barb
    Well then if biology does not have established laws, or not yet discovered, then its not so solid in its conclusions and open to correction.
    ‘Human intuition” surely is not what evolutionists would admit?!

    Conclusions should be based on standards of investigation to avoid intuition errors.

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