Joined: Nov. 2005
August 11, 2006
Recently I posed two questions to my husband, a retired middle-school science teacher:
1) What scientist and field of science relies on and solely depends on Darwin's theory of evolution for any advances in human progress?
2) What advances in modern medicine, technology and products were derived solely from relying on Darwin's theory of evolution?
There was Silence. He had to think about it.
Colin Patterson, respected paleontologist at London's Natural History Museum, once asked the following question: Can anyone tell me, "anything you know about evolution, any one thing, any one thing that you think is true?" From the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History, their response: Silence. When he asked the same question of members attending an Evolutionary Morphology Seminar, University of Chicago: Silence.
After 150 years of men dedicating their lives to seeking the Holy Grail which would confirm and validate Darwin's theory on origin of species, what do we have? The same finches on the Galapagos Islands where Darwin observed them 150 years ago. No new species. Millions of bones and not one factual missing link. There's geological formations with embedded fossils like the Cambrian Explosion which do not fit nicely into Darwin's theory of gradual evolution over time. Most of the purported evidence (still published in many school textbooks) has been revealed as hoaxes and fakes, or just plain "want to believe so much, that any piece that fits the theory must be true for the theory." Ignore the rest.
The contention here is what has Darwin's theory of "Survival of the Fittest" produced in the progression of human history? Did evolution produce gas-powered mowers, sticky notes, aluminum foil, zip-lock bags, war and peace, medicines, mammogram machines, vaccines, zippers, microwaves, coffee machines, etc.?
Name another inventive species on planet Earth? Name any species so inventive that they manufacture mass destructive devices and then try to control them to keep mankind from becoming extinct? Any other species who desires and explores the reaches of the furthermost points in the universe down to the invisible quarks and other quantum-level unknowns? Name another species who seeks immortality and at the same time wars and aborts their young, while continually seeking peace?
Without belief in Darwin's overall theory, would scientists still have discovered the wonders of the genetic code? Would they have embarked on exploring the universe, developing complex mathematical equations, discovered black holes and other anomalies? How has evolutionary theory contributed to discoveries of the building blocks, atoms and molecules?
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