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David Gelernter

David Gelernter in a more accustomed role… asking rude questions about Facebook’s $billions

Gelernter: But why is it [Facebook] so valuable? Because we have all given it our information. It just seems to us that if this information makes Facebook such a huge amount of money, why don’t we make some of the money… we, meaning the users? Read More ›

Half-billion-year-old predator is the mother of all spiders?

Researcher: "Evidence is converging towards picturing the Cambrian explosion as even swifter than what we thought," says Aria. "Finding a fossil site like the Burgess Shale at the very beginning of the Cambrian would be like looking into the eye of the cyclone." Read More ›

Darwinism IS a beautiful theory. but then so is astrology

The idea that natural selection acting on random mutation could fill the world with exquisitely complex life forms makes sense to fashionable intellectuals today and it doesn’t happen to be true. Read More ›

The Manhattan Contrarian on David Gelernter abandoning Darwinism

What would an urban sophisticate make of doubts about Darwinism? Once the enforcement trolls have been banished below stairs, hasn’t Darwinism become something people patter at cocktail parties, so that others know that they are bicoastal and just deplore! their privilege? Instead of being genuine deplorables who might doubt? Read More ›

Jeffrey Shallit also holds forth on Yale’s David Gelernter

Shallit: "Gelernter is not a biologist and (to the best of my knowledge) has no advanced formal training in biology." We weren;t aware, at UD, that math prof Shallit had serious biology credentials either but perhaps one can dispense with them if one supports Darwinism. Read More ›

The College Fix LISTENS TO David Gelernter on Darwin!

It’s almost as though people are “getting it” that Darwinism now functions as an intolerant secular religion. Evolution rolls on oblivious but, here and there, heads are getting cracked over the differences between what really happens and what Darwinians insist must happen. Read More ›

Mathematicians challenge Darwinian evolution

"Has Darwinism really failed? Peter Robinson discusses it with David Berlinski, David Gelernter, and Stephen Meyer, who have raised doubts about Darwin’s theory in their two books and essay, respectively The Deniable Darwin, Darwin’s Doubt, and “Giving Up Darwin” (published in the Claremont Review of Books). " When this stuff is happening, Darwinism is on the outs culturally. Read More ›