Readers will recall Joseph Kuhn, the Baylor Med School M.D. who dissected Darwinism and found it rotting ( .pdf here). At Evolution News & Views, Jonathan Wells advises us that Jerry Coyne, of “Why Evolution Is True” blog, is far from pleased:
The doctor is Joseph Kuhn, a surgeon at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and he’s just published an article in the Proceedings of that center, which I presume is a respectable, peer-reviewed journal. Well, it isn’t respectable any more, for Kuhn’s article, ”Dissecting Darwinism” (free at the link), is merely a cobbled-together list of canards from the Discovery Institute (DI). It’s poorly written, dreadful, full of scientific errors, and the journal should not only be ashamed of it, but retract it.
On Jerry’s say-so.
Wells notes that Coyne repeats a curious claim that Swedish scientists Nilsson and Pelger
… showed in a cool computer model that a complex camera eye could easily evolve, and in relatively few generations, from a simple light-sensitive pigmented eyespot,
which Wells says, “borders on fraud.”
It strikes a layperson that if they had done anything of the kind, the world would know, and there would be key medical applications.
But … crickets, crickets …