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The Dissent from Darwinism list now tops 1000 scientists

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In time for Darwin’s birthday February 12:

The Dissent statement represents a splash of cold water on the great man. It reads, “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.” The signers hold professorships or doctorates from Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Berkeley, MIT, UCLA, the University of Pennsylvania, and many other prominent institutions.

They are also an increasingly international group. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences are represented. Discovery Institute began taking names of signatories in 2001 in response to frequently heard assertions that there is no dissent, or “virtually” none … David Klinghoffer, ““Scientific Dissent from Darwinism” List: The Tip of an Iceberg” atEvolution News and Science Today:

Here’s the list. A characteristic statement:

“Darwinism was an interesting idea in the 19th century, when handwaving explanations gave a plausible, if not properly scientific, framework into which we could fit biological facts. However, what we have learned since the days of Darwin throws doubt on natural selection’s ability to create complex biological systems – and we still have little more than handwaving as an argument in its favor.” – Professor Colin Reeves, Dept of Mathematical Sciences Coventry University


As a biochemist I became skeptical about Darwinism when I was confronted with the extreme intricacy of the genetic code and its many most intelligent strategies to code, decode, and protect its information,” said Dr. Marcos Eberlin, founder of the Thomson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, and a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Brazil.

See also: Detailed bat and dolphin convergence in echolocation 200 genes? Is this magic, design, or a miracle? a friend asks. Or what?

Does the war on cancer reveal limits to random mutation? Time will tell if their treatment works but note that actual numerical limits are suggested here on the number of mutations that can happen randomly at the same time. Mathematics, not religion, is the enemy of Darwinism.


Cultural evolution theories “challenged” by multiple dwelling cave This kind of find is treated as problematic because it means that the missing link is still missing. Nobody is the subhuman. That’s not good news for a Darwinian approach to human evolution, in which someone must be the subhuman.

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7 Replies to “The Dissent from Darwinism list now tops 1000 scientists

  1. 1
    Seversky says:

    I’d forgotten about Project Steve so thanks for reminding me. I see they’re up to 1435 signatories as of Jan 8 2019.

  2. 2
    Eugene says:

    I am sure the list would have been a lot longer if it were not for a career risk of adding one’s name to it…

  3. 3
    Zchief says:

    I wonder if the Steve’s of this world are pressured to add their name to the Project Steve list.

  4. 4
    abc says:

    I would sign, but you know, career and all that. I have a family to support.

  5. 5
    Bob O'H says:

    Abc – I wouldn’t worry, I doubt anyone would notice.

  6. 6
    ET says:

    Project Steve- the project in which not one person named Steve can find any scientific support for evolutionism.

    I still don’t know why evos are so proud of that list

  7. 7
    bornagain77 says:

    As to:

    “I wouldn’t worry, I doubt anyone would notice.”

    And yet,

    “In the last few years I have seen a saddening progression at several institutions. I have witnessed unfair treatment upon scientists that do not accept macroevolutionary arguments and for their having signed the above-referenced statement regarding the examination of Darwinism. (Dissent from Darwinism list)(I will comment no further regarding the specifics of the actions taken upon the skeptics; I love and honor my colleagues too much for that.) I never thought that science would have evolved like this. I deeply value the academy; teaching, professing and research in the university are my privileges and joys… ”
    Professor James M. Tour – one of the ten most cited chemists in the world

    Discrimination is a pervasive reality in the scientific (and education) world. It’s also a hidden reality.
    Scott Minnich
    Richard Sternberg
    Günter Bechly
    Eric Hedin
    Don McDonald
    David Coppedge
    Caroline Crocker
    Bryan Leonard
    Martin Gaskell
    Dean Kenyon
    Roger DeHart
    Granville Sewell

    Here are many more examples of discrimination against people who dare question Darwinism

    If silencing by intimidation does not work, Darwinists ‘EXPEL’ anyone who disagrees with them:

    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (full movie)

    Slaughter of Dissidents – Book
    Volume 1 of a trilogy, the disturbing premise of this book documents widespread discrimination by Darwin loyalists against Darwin skeptics in academia and within the scientific community. Multiple case studies expose the tactics used to destroy the careers of Darwin skeptics, denying them earned degrees and awards, tenure, and other career benefits offered to non-skeptics. The book exposes how freedom of speech and freedom of expression are widely promoted as not applicable to Darwin doubters, and reveals the depth and extent of hostility and bigotry exhibited towards those who would dare to question Darwinism. The book also shows how even the slightest hint of sympathy for Darwin Doubters often results in a vigorous and rabid response from those who believe such sympathies represent an attack on science itself.,,,
    “If folks liked Ben Stein’s movie “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” they will be blown away by “Slaughter of the Dissidents.” – Russ Miller

    Slaughter of the Dissidents – Dr. Jerry Bergman – June 2013 – video

    Thus for Seversky to appeal to a ‘consensus of Steves’s’ is much like Stalin pointing to the 100% of the votes he got in the ‘elections’ of the old Soviet Union. i.e. Voting against Stalin was literally a death sentence.

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