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All together now, Dissenters: Happy Birthday, Darwin!

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Folks, it’s Darwin Day, when we are told by Darwinians to celebrate “intellectual bravery.” Very well, here is some: Dissent from Darwinism, the vid:

What do you give a great scientist for his birthday when he’s already got everything? He’s got absolutely all the scientists behind his theory. All the media. All the Officially Smart People, as Jay Richards calls them. Well, today is Darwin’s Day, the birthday of the venerated Charles Darwin, whose theory is a fact beyond question. Right? The journal Nature assures its readers, “Scientists can treat evolution by natural selection as, in effect, an established fact.” Or as philosopher Michael Ruse wonderfully put it, “Evolution is a fact, fact, FACT!” The insistence on this point encourages a certain skepticism, though. As others have pointed out, evolution is supposed to be as certain gravity, yet nobody goes around saying, “Gravity is a fact, fact, FACT!” and nobody says gravity is as certain as evolution …

What if evidence actually mattered again?

See also: The Dissent from Darwinism list now tops 1000 scientists A mathematician, quoted: “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.”

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11 Replies to “All together now, Dissenters: Happy Birthday, Darwin!

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    AaronS1978 says:

    Yay I love u Darwin!!!! We should make a statue in your honor and put you on money for all of your life saving contributions to science!!!!!! Wait we did all of this already!!!!! Wow!!!!!

    BTW he used to be on the 10 piece in pounds, the new bills, if I’m not mistaken, have taken him off and replaced him with the queen or that’s what I’ve seen when British pounds come into my bank.

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    ET says:

    Happy Birthday, President Lincoln!!!!1! 😎

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    ET says:

    As for Charles Darwin, I wonder what he would have conceptualized had he known that the Creation model advocated for variation within the kind and did not advocate for the fixity of species.

    I also wonder if he would have posited his grand claims had he actually known what was in that black box of a cell. Would he be happy or upset with the way things have worked out?

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    jerry says:

    I think it is fairly clear that evolution is a fact. So turn that fact into a question. What caused evolution? The answer is we do not know but certainly none of Darwin’s ideas or the modern synthesis whatever it is these days can explain it. Darwin’s ideas are anything but a fact for explaining any complicated forms of evolution

    The problem is that his ideas sounds plausible to the average person which is why it has such credence.

    I am about a third of the way into the new GreatCourses course on evolution and so far there are a zillion facts but none prove or support any specific mechanism for evolution. A lot of speculation but no real support for Darwin and natural selection. But the author is constantly implying there is. Incredible dishonesty. Have to finish it to see everything he implies.

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    daveS says:

    All hail Darwin …

    /zombie stagger

    🧟

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    AaronS1978 says:

    I agree with you jerry. To be honest i akin evolution to a species as I do a whetstone to a knife

    Evolution is really good at fine-tuning an organism
    It sharpens the knife.

    But what it doesn’t do is create an entirely new knife with double blades and an extra serrated edge from sharpening too much

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    Fasteddious says:

    Darwinists are like used car salesmen, using a bait-and-switch sales technique to mislead customers. “Evolution is a fact, just look at these bird beak and moth colour changes, they cannot be denied — natural selection clearly happens! Therefore, obviously, natural selection explains everything else over the last 3+ billion years — obviously!” How many real scientists will extrapolate their partial findings by a factor of a million or more? How many real scientists will credit major effects to a theory that actually accounts for only minor and quite limited effects? Do most evolutionary biologists not understand how their theory actually operates? Have they not understood the numerous studies showing the limits of what Darwinism can actually achieve?

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    Marfin says:

    Why is there not a Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain day , these men saved millions of lives by taking Fleming’s work on penicillin and pretty much making it the antibiotics we know today, but no most people would not have a clue who these men are, but Darwin everyone knows.
    Is it because of a philosophical world view perhaps,is it because it gives people an excuse not to believe in God I wonder.

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    AaronS1978 says:

    Marfin on that point here is someone I regard as a far greater man than Darwin ever could be, Edward Jenner farther of the vaccine which saves millions of lives even today! Here are some interesting notes.

    “Jenner is often called “the father of immunology”, and his work is said to have “saved more lives than the work of any other human”.[5][6][7] In Jenner’s time, smallpox killed around 10 percent of the population, with the number as high as 20 percent in towns and cities where infection spread more easily.[7] In 1821 he was appointed physician extraordinary to King George IV, and was also made mayor of Berkeley and justice of the peace. A member of the Royal Society, in the field of zoology he was the first person to describe the brood parasitism of the cuckoo. In 2002, Jenner was named in the BBC’s list of the 100 Greatest Britons.

    1825 memorial to Jenner by Robert William Sievier, Gloucester Cathedral
    Neither fanatic nor lax,[45] Jenner was a Christian who in his personal correspondence showed himself quite spiritual; he treasured the Bible.[46] Some days before his death, he stated to a friend: “I am not surprised that men are not grateful to me; but I wonder that they are not grateful to God for the good which he has made me the instrument of conveying to my fellow creatures.”[47] However, his contemporary Rabbi Israel Lipschitz in his classic commentary on the Mishna Tiferet Yisrael wrote that Jenner was one of the “righteous of the nations,” deserving a lofty place in the World to Come, for having saved millions of people from smallpox.[48]“

    He doesn’t get a national day or birthday or any celebration that damn Darwin does. New atheist jerks (anti-theists) like Richard Dawkins don’t give people like this their dues mainly because the fact that they are religious and it was a very religious man that saved millions of lives using science.

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    Marfin says:

    When compared to Jenner, Chain,Florey,Semmelweis,et al can any one please lay out in any reasonable way why there is a Darwin day
    ,and not a day in honour of real scientific achievement by men such as these..

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