Irrevocably Mired in the 19th Century
|May 18, 2007||Posted by GilDodgen under Education, Intelligent Design, Darwinism|
Over at ARN, David Tyler has a blog post entitled We must “understand that there is no serious scientific challenge to evolution.” It references an article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article was authored by Eugenie Scott and Nicholas Matzke of the National Center for Science Education, an organization whose sole purpose appears to be the promotion of Darwinian orthodoxy in publicly funded education, and the suppression of any and all scientific dissent from any aspect of the “theory,” by any means available.
Eugenie Scott and Nicholas Matzke, from the National Center for Science Education, offer their analysis of how ID is making “a serious challenge not in the world of science, but in the world of public educational policy.” It is a paper that reworks the NCSE position without contributing any new ideas to the debate.
These authors reveal an unqualified confidence that evolutionary theory has the answers. It is “replete with explanations for complex biological structures.” It “continues to make progress in explaining such fascinating structures”. They assert that there is “no serious scientific challenge to evolution.” Underpinning theory are “fertile and unifying evolutionary principles.”
This would be laughable if it were not so tragic. Evolutionary theory is replete with made-up stories (especially about complex biological structures) that ignore evidence and don’t withstand even the most trivial analytical scrutiny. It has made no progress whatsoever in explaining such fascinating structures, and is irrevocably mired in the 19th century.
In his post, David links to my UD essay, The Miracle of Co-option, in support of the claim that there are indeed serious scientific and logical problems with certain “fertile and unifying” Darwinian principles.