German paleo-entomologist Günter Bechly was canceled by his employer, the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart where he was a curator. A distinguished scientist and brilliant writer, his crime was to give the scientific case for intelligent design a fair hearing. In 2015 he ended up going underground — and finding us here at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, where he is now a Senior Fellow, and at Evolution News, where he is a contributing writer and where I have the privilege of being the editor. Dr. Bechly recently penned a blockbuster 14-part series debunking Kimberella as a solution to the Cambrian Explosion. In case you missed it, it is a monumental, and morally important, piece of scholarship. The Cambrian event, a massive saltation, remains an unsolvable mystery for Darwinists, with all that implies about the evidence for purpose and design.David Klinghoffer, “Günter Bechly: Welcome to the Underground” at Evolution News and Science Today:
Actually, these days, we all mainly need a place to stay sane and keep thinking while Cancel Culture rages on. Anyway, here’s Bechly:
It was actually rather grim, as he has said elsewhere, as colleagues just stopped interacting with him. Being Darwinists must have been more important than being humans.
By the way that blockbuster series on Kimberella is here.
But wait! Isn’t the entire Cambrian Explosion going to be cancelled soon?
See: At Geological Society of America’s house rag: QUIT calling it the Cambrian Explosion! Sorry, guys. The Cambrian is a bit like quantum theory. Anyone who ISN’T flummoxed by it doesn’t understand it. Now comes the punch line: “We suggest, as an alternative to “Cambrian explosion,” the Great Cambrian Biodiversification (GCB)…” Sure, that’ll catch on. It sounds like a large animal vet’s description of an elephant’s bowel problems.