I posted a link to the W.E.Loennig interview with English subtitles here July 20, with comments off. Dr. Loennig recently wrote me saying, “At Uncommon Descent, there is generally a civilized discussion, so I would not have closed the comments there. Would it be advisable to repost the link at Uncommon Descent with open comments?”
Sure, and I will also repeat the intro from July 20. I think you can assume that Dr. Loennig will read and appreciate your comments.
Wolf-Ekkehard Loennig, who worked for 25 years as a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany, is now retired but still writes often on the topic of Darwinism and Intelligent Design. You can find links to his CV and many of his research publications here, and Beautiful Facts is his most recent writing, on orchids and evolution.
On July 2 a German TV station ran a 42-minute interview with Dr. Loennig entitled Paleontology and Evolution, but the interview actually covers a wide range of topics related to the Darwinism/ID debate. For me, one of the most interesting segments begins at 23:48, where he recounts attempts to speed up evolution by bombarding plant chromosomes with radiation, at his MPIZ institute among other places. I guess Loennig was one of the few biologists who correctly predicted this would not lead to great agricultural advances.
As promised here July 6, below is the link to the interview with English subtitles, as translated very professionally by Arne Schirmacher, who lives near Dusseldorf, Germany and owns an IT consulting company:
Make sure to turn on “CC” to see Arne’s subtitles