In the Haldane thread, DaveScot responded to a comment I made with this:
On HaldaneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dilemma, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve determined the evolutionist argument goes like this: Orthodox evolution theory is a fact, not a theory. Therefore HaldaneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dilemma must be wrong.
I propose a corollary to DaveScot’s proposition:
Orthodox evolution theory is a fact, not a theory. Therefore the fossil record, common sense, and simple statistical reasoning must be wrong.
Common sense and a little elementary arithmetic suggest that: 1) given a few million years (the proposed timeframe for the mechanism of random mutation and natural selection to evolve humans from a primitive ape-like ancestor); 2) a generous assumption about generation time (let’s say, 10 years); and 3) a generous assumption about the average number of creatures in the proposed population (let’s assume millions) — random molecular events cannot possibly explain how a primitive ape-like ancestor turned into people who are capable of producing symphonies, computers and space shuttles.
The case against NeoDarwinian Evolutionary theory is a complete no-brainer, and those who insist upon defending it (NDE) are suffering from another form of ADD. They haven’t paid attention, and are the victims of A Darwinian Delusion*.
*Thanks to Richard Dawkins for the inspiration.