Thursday, October 9, 2008

Scientists Doubt Darwin

A few days ago, I posted about Texas' law stating that strengths and weakness of neo-Darwinism were supposed to be taught in public school textbooks. Since then I found Dissent from Darwin. It is a website were scientists that are professors or PhDs can sign a statement saying, "We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged." You can also download the pdf of all of the signers. The list last updated August 2008 is 18 pages long. Here are the opening few just to give you a taste.

Philip Skell Emeritus, Evan Pugh Prof. of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Lyle H. Jensen Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Biological Structure & Dept. of Biochemistry University of Washington, Fellow AAAS

Maciej Giertych Full Professor, Institute of Dendrology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Lev Beloussov Prof. of Embryology, Honorary Prof., Moscow State University Member, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences

Eugene Buff Ph.D. Genetics Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Emil Palecek Prof. of Molecular Biology, Masaryk University; Leading Scientist Inst. of Biophysics, Academy of Sci., Czech Republic


Raymond V Banner said...

Interesting that several examples you listed from the list of scientists questioning materialistic evolution are residents of either Russia or countries formerly under the control of the atheistic communism of the old Soviet Union.

Applied Christianity said...

Yes, I thought that was interesting too. In many countries, including China, they are more free to speak out against Darwinian evolution than we are here.