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As Doubts Keep Accumulating — The Case of Richard Smalley

I reported last month at another blog on Richard Smalley’s doubts about evolutionary theory (go here). Smalley is a Nobel laureate in chemistry. Just the other day I ran across the following endorsement by Smalley of Ross & Rana’s book Origins of Life:

Evolution has just been dealt its death blow. After reading Origins of Life with my background in chemistry and physics, it is clear that biological evolution could not have occurred.

What’s going to happen as scholars and scientists of the highest caliber — like Antony Flew and Richard Smalley — keep dumping evolution? Perhaps evolution really is a theory in crisis.

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4 Responses to As Doubts Keep Accumulating — The Case of Richard Smalley

  1. “What’s going to happen as scholars and scientists of the highest caliber — like Antony Flew and Richard Smalley — keep dumping evolution?”

    Those of less recognized caliber can shed their fear of bucking the establishment would be my guess.

    “Perhaps evolution really is a theory in crisis.”

    I can agree with that as long as it’s given that “death throes” is member of the set of all crises.

  2. [...] Rick Smalley, a Nobel laureate in chemistry at Rice University, died earlier this week. You can read about his scientific contributions and passing here. I had the privilege of having lunch with Rick this summer. The meeting was arranged by his pastor at Houston’s Second Baptist Church, my friend Ben Young. Rick had in the previous year become a Christian as well as a member of Second Baptist Church, and begun to express his doubts about Darwinism publicly (see here and here). I reported on my lunch meeting with Rick here, though to spare him harrassment I did not mention him by name. Rick’s prediction at the end of his life was that ID would be mainstreamed in five years and that evolution in its conventional materialistic sense would be dead within ten. It will be interesting to see if his predictions are borne out. [...]

  3. [...] of Second Baptist Church, and begun to express his doubts about Darwinism publicly (see here and here). I reported on my lunch meeting with Rick here, though to spare him harrassment I did not mention [...]

  4. [...] of Second Baptist Church, and begun to express his doubts about Darwinism publicly (see here and here). I reported on my lunch meeting with Rick here, though to spare him harrassment I did not mention [...]

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