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New Denton book: Evolution still a theory in crisis

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Information Enigma Cover - Small  Biochemist Michael Denton has a new book in the works, Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis.

His 1985 book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis first brought before a general public the reasons Darwinism might not be the single greatest idea anyone ever had, which of course earned the agnostic biochemist (who did not doubt that evolution occurs) a mass of abuse from tenured Darwin drones and their then-exploding troll nursery.

No surprise that; anyone who is focused on hegemony is not focused on evidence.

In the thirty years that followed, masses of evidence supporting Denton’s doubt began to accumulate, and the trolls’ job has been to beat it back into the shadows. We can listen to some of them here any time, and see what sense they make.

Increasingly, Darwin’s only power is the power to shut down discussion of how evolution really occurs, now that we know the many non-Darwinian ways it can occur.

Remember “Darwinism is the only known theory that is in principle capable of explaining certain aspects of life.” (p. 287, Blind Watchmaker, 1986)? Nope.

So Darwin’s followers are now forced to defend their theory in each and every case they point to, instead of gesturing in the direction of “evolution” and claiming “Darwindunit!”

Of course, they can always claim that only “naturalistic” theories of evolution can be accepted. Okay so what constitutes a “naturalistic” theory. They were better off when it was Darwin only, no exceptions. (See also: Pants in Knot)

That Darwinism’s crisis is deepening can be determined simply from two facts:

The Paradigm Shifters: Overthrowing 'the Hegemony of the Culture of Darwin' The increasing ability and willingness of those with alternative views to come forward against the “the hegemony of the culture of Darwin” (Carl Woese, the discoverer of the kingdom of life called the Archaea, put it that way).

Second, there is a new focus on the need to account for information in lifeforms in a non-magical way.

I don’t know if the upcoming defense of Darwinian theory will mean an increase in the sheer volume of misdirection, suppression, and verbal abuse experienced in the past. But I do know this: In the order of nature, manure helps the fruit trees grow—whether the depositors of manure like it, know, or care.

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8 Replies to “New Denton book: Evolution still a theory in crisis

  1. 1
    Virgil Cain says:

    The book should be titled: “Evolution: Still Not a Theory”

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    Jack Jones says:

    @1Virgil Cain “The book should be titled: “Evolution: Still Not a Theory”

    Of course Mr Cain, Evolutionists Don’t have some theory that they are all united around, When Evolutionists say things like ” the theory of evolution” or “evolutionary theory says” then they are showing their own ignorance. It is funny to see them go on like that though.

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    Mung says:

    Evolution: We Haz Theories

  4. 4
    Mung says:

    Of course, they can always claim that only “naturalistic” theories of evolution can be accepted.

    Exactly. When all else fails, fall back. Faith-based science.

  5. 5
    Mapou says:

    Darwinian Evolution: Just another stupid cult.

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    Robert Byers says:

    great news about the book.
    Since that first book came out it seems politicians, I note many researchers on many subjects go out of thier way to attack ID/YEC, and constantly its the talk of the . They have lost ground with the public, a little, and interested educated people. if the crisis was not true iD/YEC would not be even as as strong as when the first book came out. in fact we are stronger and fatter.
    it seems even evolution supporters smell the need for reform or clarity.

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    TimT says:

    Evolutions R Us: And other toymakers’ fantasies.

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    asauber says:

    I just wanted to put officially on the record that I finished Michael Denton’s “Evolution: Still A Theory in Crisis” over the weekend. I ordered it back in 2016 and it was on the shelf until earlier this year when I committed myself to reading it completely.

    It should be required biology classroom reading.


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