UK Centre for Intelligent Design director Dr. Alastair Noble has written a report on the recent conference in Malvern featuring Professor John Lennox and Dr. Douglas Axe. He writes,
The 130 or so delegates who attended the Intelligent Design Annual Conference at Malvern, England, on September 28/29, 2012, were treated to a real Darwinian eye-opener from world-class speakers Dr Doug Axe (Biologic Institute, Seattle) and Prof John Lennox (Oxford). If you think neo-Darwinism is beyond scientific dispute and that the design debate is an irrelevance, you should have heard this.
Particularly telling was Axe’s exposition of the current criticisms of Darwinian evolution in the scientific literature, made all the more powerful because they come from sources that do not apparently endorse Intelligent Design.
And the criticisms are not minor. Deep doubts about the accuracy of the universal tree of life, embarrassing discrepancies in the genetic data for the accepted evolutionary path from early apes to humans, and evidence that mutation and natural selection just cannot provide a mechanism for evolutionary change are among the major areas being elucidated. To support his argument, Doug Axe quoted a number of papers from respected and readily available scientific journals. These references will be made available in due course.
At one point Axe likened Darwinism to a chair which has had all its legs removed, but still manages to support all that rests on it. ‘Scientific levitation’, was the spontaneous reaction of a member of the audience. All very funny if it wasn’t so serious.