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1. The New Orthodoxy's Respect for Fact [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... From: SIS Workshop Vol 5 No 4 (1983) Home¦ Issue Contents The New Orthodoxy's Respect for Fact Jim F. Clarke "Many readers may be disturbed by my argument for the primacy of theory. Does it not lead to dogmatism and disrespect for fact? It can, of course, but it need not." Stephen Jay Gould, EVER SINCE DARWIN, Essay 20 "Velikovsky's unorthodox method is to begin with a working hypothesis and then attempt to find some physical explanation." S. J. Gould, paraphrased from EVER SINCE DARWIN, Essay 19 In his NEW SCIENTIST article on the recent American "monkey trial'',(1) Michael Ruse criticises "creation science" and the "sleazy" tactics used by its supporters to denigrate evolutionists and promote their own cause, such as "quoting out of context" and "fabricat[ing facts". Along the way he delivers a delirium of praise for expert witness S. J. Gould, implying that he is a fine example of the paragons plying the uniformitarian ...
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2. Site Map [Alternative Science Website]
... Evolution Geology Anomalies Medicine Paranormal Museum Shop Psychokinesis(PK),telekinesis,esp,psi,mind over matter, power of the mind,remote influencing, remote viewing,parapsychology,paranormal,psychic power,psychic powers,psychic ability,metal bending, metal benders,spoon bending,uri geller,nina kulagina,john hasted Bioenergy,bioenergy,biological energy,orgone energy,wilhelm reich,bions,character analysis,function of the orgasm,the sexual revolution,chakras,acupuncture,acupressure,energy meridians Darwinism, darwin,,talk-origins,talk origins, darwinism, darwinist, neodarwinism, neo-darwinism,neodarwinist, evolution,natural selection,genetic mutation,on the origin of species,origin of species, descent of man,survival of the fittest,evolutionary biology, human evolution, evolutionary theory, theory of evolution,adaptive radiation,punctuated equilibrium,dna,DNA,developmental biology, progressive evolution Flame-proof remote viewing, associative remote viewing, arv, remoteviewing, remote-viewing, remote viewing association,examples of remote viewing, remote viewing examples ...
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... and a member of SIS Council. A graduate of Cambridge University, he obtained a Ph.D. from London University in 1973 for his research in the field of inborn errors of metabolism. He is the author of Understanding Enzymes (1981) and over 50 research papers and review articles. It is strange how scientists often choose to present a different image to the outside world from that presented to fellow scientists. Take, for instance, the renowned evolutionary geneticist, Ledyard Stebbins of the University of California, Davis. His book, Darwin to DNA, Molecules to Humanity [1 is aimed at the non-specialist. It is well-written and full of good things, the distilled wisdom of 45 years thinking about and teaching evolution, but it is bland. It seeks to impress the layman by revealing how much we know about the subject. To some extent the book shows that the author has kept pace with recent developments in evolutionary theory, but he has placed himself in a straight-jacket by trying to play down any hint of controversy. He accepts that evolution is not ...
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... was Reader in Geology and the Rev. Baden Powell Professor of Geometry. As Vernon Blackmore and Andrew Page wrote in Evolution, the Great Debate: 'Now all these men had differing views, both in science and religion, but they were all convinced of the importance of truth in both disciplines. They sought to accommodate their science and their Christian faith in different ways, but there was never a battle over whether or not God was the creator and upholder of the natural world.' [6: p. 37 When Charles Darwin was an undergraduate at Cambridge (intending, at that stage, to become a clergyman himself) he attended the lectures of both Henslow and Sedgwick and they did much to encourage his growing interest in biology and geology. Darwin became known as 'the man who walks with Henslow' and it was Henslow, in fact, who was instrumental in getting Darwin a place as gentleman naturalist on H.M.S. Beagle's voyage of exploration to S.America [6: p. 60. Sedgwick, known as Robin Goodfellow to the students, was acknowledged ...
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... trials and travails of experience and subsequently incorporated into the genome by some admittedly mysterious process. According to this theory, the individual honeyguide behaves as it does not from personal experience or parental education, but, rather, as the beneficiary of the cumulative experience and knowledge acquired by generations of ancestors for whom the symbiotic interaction with mammals was a long-established habit. In order to understand the simplicity, logical force, and breadth of appeal of the Lamarckian position, it is necessary to briefly review its history. Racial Memory: Lamarck and Darwin Jean-Baptiste Pierre-Antoine de Lamarck is rightly regarded as the originator of the first systematic theory of evolution. Lamarck's magnum opus, Philosophie Zoologique, was published in 1809 and subsequently languished in obscurity until Darwin's On the Origin of Species made evolution a household word and the cornerstone of the biological sciences (the word biology was actually coined by Lamarck). In Lamarck's system, an animal's behavior played a decisive role in its evolution, both in selecting its environment and in shaping structure through habitual function. According to Lamarck, an animal developed ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 4 (Summer 1982) "Evolution, Extinction, and Catastrophism" Home¦ Issue Contents On Velikovsky And Darwin Lynn E. Rose The so-called "Darwinian Revolution" stands in sharp contrast to, and was of an entirely different character from, the Brunian Revolution of the sixteenth century. It is well known how Darwin sailed with the Beagle and patiently collected facts from the Galapagos Islands and elsewhere around the world. Many people take it for granted that these actual observations are the basis for his theory of gradual evolution by natural selection. Darwin did make many observations, but his theory was chosen in defiance of observational data, not because of observational data. The geological and paleontological record shows no gradual transition, no continuity. Rather, it shows that there were sudden, numerous, and simultaneous extinctions of older species and sudden, numerous, and simultaneous generations of newer species. The destructions and extinctions that Darwin found in the Americas were so massive and so extensive that at first his mind was, in his ...
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... From: Aeon III:3 (Oct 1993) Home¦ Issue Contents BOOK REVIEW: Phillip E. Johnson, Darwin on Trial (Regnery Gateway: Washington, D.C.) 1991. Reviewed by Frederic B. Jueneman (c) 1993 Frederic B. Jueneman Here is another tightly written volume on what appears to be a continuing contemporary series of books indulging in the well-deserved bashing of Darwinian "theology" in its various guises. But, not since Norman Macbeth's Darwin Retried (1971) have we been exposed to the finely structured legal views of the verbal arguments surrounding what Johnson terms "fully naturalistic evolution, involving chance mechanisms guided by natural selection." Johnson himself has taught law at UC Berkeley for the past 20 years, and inter alia had taken up the study of Darwinism when he encountered books and legal briefs defending the theory of evolution and found them habitually dogmatic and substantively unconvincing. In his dedication he devotes the book "To those in science who want to allow the questions to be asked." The scientific subjects are treated knowledgeably ...
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... from them, provided that these acquired changes are common to the two sexes or to those which have produced these new individuals. (10) Lamarck attempted to provide illustrations of how environmental circumstances had influenced the form of animals, but here it must be said that his arguments were not especially persuasive, particularly when it came to explaining the acquisition of new organs. One positive example of modification of form provided by Lamarck is worth mentioning as it has long since been regarded as a classic example of the inheritance of acquired characters by Darwin and many other naturalists: namely, the modification in the location of the flatfish's eyes. (11) Here the flatfish's habit of swimming on one side has resulted in its eyes "migrating" to the upper side of its head. Lamarck was more convincing when discussing the modifying effects of disuse upon form. As an example of this type of organic change Lamarck cited the absence of teeth in most whales, due, apparently, to their propensity for feeding upon filtered plankton which rendered teeth unnecessary. This feature contrasted sharply ...
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9. Did charles darwin become a christian? [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 57: May-Jun 1988 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Did charles darwin become a christian? It has long been claimed by some Christians that Charles Darwin, who helped lay the intellectual foundations of secular humanism, reembraced Chris tianity as he neared death. A central figure in this tale is a Lady Hope, who supposedly visited Darwin in the months before he died. What is the basis for the Lady Hope story; and what do Darwin's own writings reveal about his religious beliefs? Alas, Darwin's return to the fold seems an apochryphal tale. W.H. Rusch, Sr., and J.W. Klotz, well-known scientific creationists, have prepared a 38page historical study of the question-- quoting at length from Darwin himself. They conclude about Darwin: "He had made the human mind his authority, and it led him from orthodoxy to theism to agnosticism. Indeed it appears he might well be characterized as an atheist, a doubter of the very existence of God ...
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... available in the islands, which are very remote, some 600 miles from Ecuador, and thus provide an undisturbed natural laboratory. Today's finches vary in their physical form (mainly the size and shape of their beaks), their habitat and their diet, depending on which islands they inhabit. On Daphne island, for instance, is a species called fortis with a strong, thick beak for cracking nuts and seeds; while on Santa Cruz island is a cactus finch scandens with a narrow fine beak, that feeds on insects. Darwin arrived at the Galapagos in the Beagle in 1835. In his Journal of Researches (popularly known as The Voyage of the Beagle) Darwin famously commented that, 'in the thirteen species of ground-finches, a nearly perfect gradation may be traced from a beak extraordinarily thick to one so fine that it may be compared with that of a warbler. I very much suspect that certain members of the series are confined to different islands.' Darwin went on to add, 'Seeing this gradation and diversity of structure in one small, intimately ...
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