If the Weismann barrier is broken, that’s barbarians at the gates of textbook Darwinism, no? It turns out, all sorts of sources can contribute to inheritance.
Philosopher and novelist David Berlinski is an early and interesting Darwin skeptic. His iconic 1996 Commentary essay, The Deniable Darwin, set thousands of people thinking.
Their unreflective belligerence advertises all the other problems. Barbara Kay talks about the fallout from David Gelernter’s coming to doubt Darwin.
Many materialists are confused about the obsession of ID’ers with Darwinian evolution. They believe that our targeting of Darwin is misguided for the simple reason that showing that Darwin is wrong doesn’t make us correct. On the simple face of it that is correct—showing that X is false doesn’t make Y true. However, the story […]
Gilson: They said things like, “I don’t need to read this to know it’s ignorant.” Which is a fine way to expose their own ignorance: They had no idea what they were talking about, and acted proud of it!
The obvious problem the comb jelly (ctenophore) raises is that complex systems had to arise twice, not once, by alleged Darwinian chance. If you doubted chance before, you just doubled your chances of doubting it.
If this new hominin was a contemporary as well as an ancestor of Lucy, another “textbook example” of straightforward Darwinism is scrubbed.
It’s as if she thinks we can be free to think again, to examine the evidence. We must hope the Darwin mob loses its way when setting out to attack her. Maybe help them to lose it?
Rogers asks, “How did these geniuses find themselves cozying up to a child rapist?” and provides us with some of the many answers that will filter in.
… that Yale computer whiz David Gelernter has blown clear of Darwinism. But who made Darwinism the universities’ state religion anyway? Why is it even news?
Decades ago, her professor said “We will find marvelous things in biology because nature is very inventive. But one thing we will never find is a wheel.”
Release: “Until just a decade ago, the idea of epigenetic inheritance would have made Greer an object of scientific ridicule. … The prevailing evolutionary dogma has been natural selection, as put forth by Darwin…
No, no, Pivar and Myers didn’t do anything except fall out—with litigation threatened. But there’s an Epstein connection in the story—as there seems to be to a lot of things Darwin these says. And, say what you want, that guy Epstein sure picked his targets.
There is, of course, more to the story of what goes wrong but honestly doubting the existence of one’s mind is a good start.
It’s amazing what passes for insight among evolutionary psychologists. How would it help anyone decide how to help a depressed person? Read the whole thing for sure. It gets into beehives and such.