The modern synthesis (schoolbook Darwinism) must be replaced, says philosopher of science Günther Witzany.
The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis is the name given to the school of thought which is now broadly accepted by evolutionary scientists around the world. Formal amalgamation of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, Gregor Mendel’s genetics and August Weismann’s germ plasm theory was key to the Modern Synthesis, but other advances in population genetics and palaeontology were also important.
From an interview with Suzan Mazur, author of The Origin of Life Circus, at Huffington Post:
Over the last half dozen years, philosopher of science and language, Günther Witzany, working from his private practice in Austria, has organized and/or co-organized two major conferences, one on viruses and another on natural genetic engineering/natural genome editing plus served as editor of six books, two of which are based on the proceedings of the above-mentioned meetings. He is especially known for his “Theory of Communicative Nature,” which we explore in the interview that follows.
Günther Witzany: The older concepts we have now for a half century cannot sufficiently explain the complex tendency of the genetic code. They can’t explain the functions of mobile genetic elements and the endogenous retroviruses and non-coding RNAs. Also, the central dogma of molecular biology has been falsified — that is, the way is always from DNA to RNA to proteins to anything else, or the other “dogmas,” e.g., replication errors drive evolutionary genetic variation, that one gene codes for one protein and that non-coding DNA is junk. All these concepts that dominated science for half a century are falsified now. . . . More.
Sure, but for, say, Texas Freedom Network it will all still always be true and they’ll fight for it. For a surprising number of people. Darwinism is science. More, it is all they have ever wanted science to be.
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