Dr. Leisola is the former dean of Chemistry and Material Sciences at Helsinki University of Technology, and the author of 140 peer-reviewed science publications on enzymes and rare sugars. Among other distinctions, he is a winner of the Latsis Prize of the ETH Zürich.
While arguing, from vast experience, against modern evolutionary theory and for intelligent design, the book is also a memoir.
Leisola’s deep knowledge of biology is evident throughout the book, but fellow scientists may find Chapter 10 particularly valuable. There, Leisola unpacks what he has learned about evolution and design from his work on engineering enzymes and microbes. More.
If he is like Gunter Bechly, that’ll sink his career. Darwinism today survives mainly by squelching alternative viewpoints, especially those that have considerable merit. The problem is that the longer this goes on the more dreadful the reckoning will be.
All that approved bilge has taken the place of serious reflection…
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See also: At Nature: Change how we judge research But what would protect the researcher who submits the suggested bio-sketch from becoming a target for political reasons that are unrelated to research quality? Curry’s idea is interesting but the flaw is that, very often, the reason for silencing the person is to silence the ideas themselves. That is what matters most in the long run. A background in diversity grievance politics is not the best position from which to see that problem.
“Erased” paleontologist Bechly gets support from Science and Health Council