Only one in five (22%) Americans believes in Darwinism, according to a recent Gallup poll, higher than before but still nowhere near a winner.
What the poll doesn’t and can’t address is way more interesting:
Forty years ago, the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Physiology held a symposium of mathematicians and biologists. The conclusion of the mathematicians, after calculating all of the many wildly improbable layers of assumptions necessary for Darwinism to work, was that the origin and development of life according to Darwin’s old, worn out theory was simply impossible. What was the response of the Darwinist biologists? Simply this: The calculations of the mathematicians must be wrong since evolution happened. No evidence or analysis could disprove Darwinism.
What that means is that Darwinists are too lazy and too dumb and too corrupt to look for a more workable scientific theory for the origin and development of life. They view as “science” what props up their creaky ideology, just as Marxists consider their prophets’ failed musings as “science” and Freudians ignore all the utterly unproven assumptions in Freud’s theories as “science” and global warming disciples rewrite old temperature data to conform to their phony theory and consciously suppress data that disproves it.
Scientism is the enemy of science.Bruce Walker, “Gallup, Darwinism, and Scientism” at American Thinker
It’s nice to know that at least one commentator on the poll remembers the Wistar meet of 1966 (over fifty years ago, actually).
Scientism is what happens when you shake most of the facts out of science but leave the dogmatism intact.
See also: My Wistar Retrospective Talk (Paul Nelson, 2008)
Ann Gauger Sets Record Straight On Wistar II (2012)
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