From Pallava Bagla/Debjani Chatterjee at NDTV:
Junior Education minister Satyapal Singh stands by his statement questioning Charles Darwin’s theory, says “I am a man of science”. The scientific community has called it “polarising” and an “insult to scientific community”
“Darwin’s theory is being challenged the world over. Darwinism is a myth,” Mr Singh told NDTV.” If I’m making a statement I can’t make it without a basis… I am a man of science, I’m not coming from Arts background… I have completed my PhD in Chemistry from Delhi University,” he said.
Here the story gets a bit messy because Mr. Singh accuses the Darwinians of claiming that apes morphed into humans, which is not exactly what they say.
Mr Gadagkar, who is the Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Sciences at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, however, said the minister’s statement is untenable at many levels “on the basis of facts”. “It seems to be aimed at politically polarizing science and scientists, and that is the real danger we must guard against,” the former President of Indian National Science Academy, told NDTV.
“At the most elementary level, all evidence indicates that humans diverged from our closest living relative (the chimpanzees) about 5 million years ago. Therefore our ancestors did not have the privilege of witnessing the event and recording it in their scriptures,” he added. More.
But wait, it’s not that simple! Darwinians are constantly promoting nonsense like “apes are entering the the Stone Age, making it legitimately difficult for many people to figure out what the Darwinians do mean, other than that the human mind, by which they themselves can be judged, is an illusion. And what a convenient illusion too…
It’s risky to try to interpret a cultural situation one may not really understand. But if the Minister means is that Darwinism is coming under a lot of fire for good science-based reasons, he’s right.
One hopes Mr. Singh won’t be gone by the time you read this.
Too bad if legacy Indian media can’t catch up. Too many such media think they are Cool when they are just ignorant and lazy – and happy about that.
Hey, it’s worse in North America.
See also: Darwinists know language is against them and they seek a new language
At Aeon: Damage control attempted re the current evolution upheavals
Father of neo-Darwinism (Fisher’s theorem) Ronald Fisher critiqued at his own memorial?
Are apes entering the Stone Age?