Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Discovery Institute vs Darwins Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

The Discovery Institute has a blog Intelligent Design The Future with contributors Michael Behe, William Dembski et al.

Is ID Creationism? William Dembski Answers Top Three Objections to ID
- listen (16 minutes). WD talks about an unlikely event coupled with a pattern can be evidence of ID; design that is not perfect; blood clotting cascade is designed; ID is not repackaged Creationism.

crabsallover says "WD believes that some biochemical pathways including the blood clotting cascade are evidence for an Intelligent Designer. Hoewever like the eye, I'm sure a case could be made (I don't have any references right now) showing how the blood clotting mechanisms has evolved by natural selection."

Dissent from has a list of scientists who question Darwinism's central tenet of natural selection as a means of fully explaining the complexity of living things:-

The Discovery Institute A SCIENTIFIC DISSENT FROM DARWINISM (April 2008)
“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.”
includes 26 UK Ph.D
and 6 Professors (2 Emeritus) from UK Universities:

Alan Linton Emeritus Professor of Bacteriology University of Bristol (UK)
Stuart C. Burgess Professor of Design & Nature, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of Bristol (UK)
John C. Walton Professor of Reactive Chemistry (Ph.D. & D.Sc.) University of St. An
drews (UK)
Derek Linkens Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor (Biomedical Eng.) University of Sheffield (UK)
Colin R. Reeves Professor of Operational Research (Ph.D. Evolutionary Algorithms) Coventry University (UK)
Andy McIntosh Full Professor of Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory University of Leeds (UK)

Signers of the Scientific Dissent From Darwinism must either hold a Ph.D. in a scientific field such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or one of the other natural sciences; or they must hold an M.D. and serve as a professor of medicine.

crabsallover says "Only FOUR UK Professors that are still in work support this document! There must be 100s of UK Professors that object to it!! (I don't have the evidence for this assertion, right now)."

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