Or “horribly ignorant” or “ID creationist gibber*”or a“giant turd in the punchbowl,” as various commenters claim?
Re “Microbiologist admits Darwinism’s shortcomings, says we should stick with it for now because … the alternative is ignorance,” does the guy even know what hit him? 418 comments later, this obscure UC Irvine microbiologist has been consigned to the full Darwin.
Someone named Sam Harris** writes to say,
“When I was in school, we were taught that mutations in DNA are the driving force behind evolution, an idea that is now thoroughly discredited. “
Really Kas? That sounds made up. Like the rest of that attention-seeking rant.
Well, natural selection acting on random mutation as the driving force of evolutionary change over time is Darwinian theory, so Kas was taught Darwinian theory.
Here’s the problem: All the smart people really know now that Darwinism as a theory in science is incorrect. But they stake out different relationships to its dominance, depending on their interests.
So even a correct statement of the theory may be wrong and punishable if it apparently harms their interests. Some want Thomas stripped of his degrees, etc.
Friends were discussing last night, why did he take on Jerry Coyne’s trollbox all alone? Today’s Darwinism is no longer something that can be stated or assessed on the evidence in any normal way. Now the theory is
shut up or else
If Kas Thomas’s career gets squashed, he will have once again proven that Darwin’s followers actual theory is right:
shut up is the driving principle of science
* “ID creationist gibber*”? He’s welcome, for sure, but his name doesn’t ring bells.
** No, we don’t know either if it is the author and neuroscientist Sam Harris. One rather hopes not.
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