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But WHY are they abandoning Darwinism?

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Yesterday, we looked at senior Canadian journalist Barbara Kay’s defection. Other discussions sharpen the question:

Kay mentions Gelernter’s recent apostasy and that it was fueled in large part by Stephen Meyer’s book Darwin’s Doubt. While she hasn’t read Meyer’s bestseller yet, she does point to another book by the incomparable journalist and novelist Tom Wolfe, who repudiated Darwinism in his last book The Kingdom of Speech

Andrew McDiarmid , “The Dam Begins to Break: Gelernter’s Apostasy Attracts Mainstream Media Coverage” at Evolution News and Science Today

Okay sure. But there have been shelves of such books. Many are clear and well-written. Massive thought base. So why this, why now?

Something is changing, almost like a tectonic plate moving. People who knew they had to salute Darwin before are now thinking, “Aw, Darwin, what rot!” And note, these are not the raging Woke who would pull down Darwin’s statue because he is dead, white, and male. These are thoughtful people. They can see that he might be reasonable but wrong.

Now, some changes are hardly noticeable because they are so big. Is this one? And what else might we expect?

See also: Eh? Senior Canadian journalist knows Darwinism is bunk? It’s as if she thinks we can be free to think again, to examine the evidence. We must hope the Darwin mob loses its way when setting out to attack her. Maybe help them to lose it?

Meanwhile, other engaged brains have been getting restless too:

At First Things, They Are Also Getting Over Darwinism

Another Think Tank Now Openly Questions Darwinism So Power Line is interviewing J. Scott Turner, author of Purpose and Desire: What Makes Something “Alive” and Why Modern Darwinism Has Failed to Explain It. He’s not an “ID guy” but that doesn’t matter. His book’s title tells you what you need to know. He understands that something is wrong. And his insights into insects’ hive mind are a piece in the puzzle.

Hoover Institution interview with David Berlinski

Mathematicians challenge Darwinian Evolution

The College Fix LISTENS TO David Gelernter on Darwin! It’s almost as though people are “getting it” that Darwinism now functions as an intolerant secular religion. Evolution rolls on oblivious but here and there heads are getting cracked, so to speak, over the differences between what really happens and what Darwinians insist must happen.

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4 Replies to “But WHY are they abandoning Darwinism?

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    vmahuna says:

    Well, obviously THEY have something else in the wings, and it sure ain’t gonna be Intelligent Design. Mere mortals CANNOT be allowed to think for themselves.
    I’m 75 pages into “The Privileged Planet”, and I like it a lot. Lot’s of technical details, but no talking down to the reader. It brings a lot of arguments up to date since Peter Wards “Rare Earth”. (which is still a GREAT book)

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    awstar says:

    News said:

    Something is changing, almost like a tectonic plate moving. People who knew they had to salute Darwin before are now thinking, “Aw, Darwin, what rot!” And note, these are not the raging Woke who would pull down Darwin’s statue because he is dead, white, and male. These are thoughtful people. They can see that he might be reasonable but wrong.

    So what do you all have lined up to fill the void when all commenters are on board with “Uncommon Descent”?

    Maybe it’s time to go after the current particle physics paradigm with the truth of “Intelligent Aether”?

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    Seversky says:

    Awstar@ 2

    Maybe it’s time to go after the current particle physics paradigm with the truth of “Intelligent Aether”?

    You probably mean “quantum aether”. That’s the latest buzz. You just put “quantum” in from of anything and that makes it cutting-edge, such as “quantum information” and “quantum biology”. I haven’t seen “quantum tard” yet but that may be because I haven’t been looking. Quantum stuff only exists when you’re looking at it, I’ve been told.

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    Fasteddious says:

    Darwinism is like a crumbling old stone castle or a rotting, leaky wooden boat. At first they seem strong and fine. After awhile they begin to accumulate damage or breakdown, so the owners patch them up to keep them seaworthy or from being condemned. But sooner or later, patching and repairs no longer work and the castle starts to crumble and the boat to sink. At that point, most people just abandon them and allow them to go the way of all human constructs. Yet some brave souls will try to maintain them, like an historical boat design, worthy of keeping, or a heritage building, too important to let fall down.
    Nevertheless, once it becomes obvious to most people that the castle or boat are no longer what they once were and no longer worth preserving, they will walk away, dust off their hands and leave the castle and boat to the elements, to sink back into obscurity. I believe we are beginning to see this trend, but some true believers will cling to Darwinism as if their lives (or careers, or worldviews) depended on it. The Darwinian boat has had a good run, but is clearly well past its seaworthiness and needs to be scuttled, beached, or placed in a museum along with other failed 19th century theories.

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