Scientists Are Abandoning Darwin

Scientists Are Abandoning Darwin

Here’s a headlines shocker: Scientists Are Abandoning Darwin. But you would never know it by the mainstream media. Virtually every public voice from—Disney World, the Nat Geo channel, public schools, state universities, educational policy statements, and science textbooks—reassure us that Darwin’s theory of evolution (random mutation and natural selection) is universally accepted and fully intact. The general public is regularly being assured that biological evolution (as defined by Charles Darwin) is undisputed, beyond question and is an established fact—as much of a fact as the sun revolving around the Earth. We are reminded again and again that “everyone” accepts the reality of Darwinian evolution except for a few nutty fundamentalists who handle snakes, believe the Earth is flat, and live in the hollers of Kentucky.

Here’s the untold story: during recent decades, new scientific evidence from many disciplines such as cosmology, physics, biology, “artificial intelligence” research, and others, have caused scientists to begin questioning Darwinism’s central tenet of natural selection and studying the evidence supporting it in greater detail. There is now an actual list of hundreds of academically credentialed scientists who dissent from Darwinian evolution. Since Discovery Institute launched this list in 2001, hundreds of scientists have courageously stepped forward to sign their names.

The list is growing and includes scientists from the US National Academy of Sciences, Russian, Hungarian and Czech National Academies, as well as from universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and others. Ever hear that on CNN? MSNBC? Fox News?

The list opens with these words, “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.”

CLICK HERE to check out the list of those who’ve signed this statement—it’s long!

by Jay Childs, Senior Pastor
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