In his The Evolution Revolution, Lee Spetner has collected a number of Dawkins squawks in favour of natural selection (the fittest at any given time survive) as a mystical explanation for everything that happens on the only planet we know of that has life, for sure:
One cannot honestly say evolution in the sense of Common Descent is a scientific theory, despite the Darwinists’ hyperbolic statements about evolution — the kinds of statements no scientist would think of making in another field. RichardDawkins wrote about evolution (Dawkins 2009)
It is the stunningly simple but elegant explanation of our very existence and the existence of every living creature on the planet.
Darwin’s idea is arguably the most powerful ever to occur to a human mind.
Any theory of life has to explain how the laws of physics can give rise to a complex flying machine like a bird or a bat or a pterosaur, a complex swimming machine like a tarpon or a dolphin, a complex burrowing machine like a mole, a complex climbing machine like a monkey, or a complex thinking machine like a person.Darwin explained all of this with one brilliantly simple idea – natural selection, driving gradual evolution over immensities of geological time.
… if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane … (P. 136)
Yes, it is all as out of touch as it sounds.
But do remember all the poorly qualified, incurious science teachers out there, protected by unions for the express purpose of fronting such stuff to students. To say nothing of the Darwin-in-the-schools pressure groups and Christians for Darwin grantsmen. And politicians who can’t wait to cater to them, to be spoken well of in the venues where it is decided how much the rest of the population will pay for their services.
They matter. People with real information don’t. Unless we change things.
Talk to the fossils: Let’s see what they say back
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