Skip to comments.The Darwingate Papers (Darwin plagiarist, scientific criminal???)
Posted on 08/11/2008 3:04:34 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
This publication marks the 150th anniversary of the joint presentation of Darwin and Wallace of their thinking about evolution by natural selection to the Linnean Society. The book is a blockbuster because it claims that "Darwin perpetuated one of the greatest crimes in the history of science". It concludes that Darwin plagiarised Alfred Russel Wallace, deceived the world about the maturity of his own ideas before 1858, and, to satisfy his personal need for glory, failed to give credit to scholars who influenced his thinking...
(Excerpt) Read more at arn.org ...
Can’t wait to see this thread ‘evolve’......
looks like a great book!
Rest assured, guilty or not, the Temple of Darwin will defend their patron-saint to the last man.
==Who should care?...It’s the idea that matters, not the sainthood of the messenger.
Well, for starters, if the book is true, we will have to remove Darwin’s name from Darwin Day.
Interesting... The Father of Evolution is a liar. The number of phony/fraudulent evo evidense claims are something like 100 or 1000 to 1 versus phony ID/creationist evidense claims. Why does that not surprise anyone?
==Interesting... The Father of Evolution is a liar.
LOL...that pretty much sums it up.
First off, these charges are not new and I don't believe they are accurate. But what you don't seem to understand is that Darwin could have been a cannibalistic serial killer for all it matters. Evolution is still an observed fact. If Einstein had been a pedophile, would E not equal MC ^ 2? This is about facts, not personalities.
It can be ordered here...can’t wait to get a copy!
Wallace and Darwin came up with natural selection independently. Darwin read a paper by Wallace, a quick sketch of the theory, and decided to step up publication of On the Origin of the Species to avoid getting scooped. If Darwin had plagiarized Wallace, he would have had to have written the book in about 15 minutes.
In fact, Wallace and Darwin became good friends and close collaborators. If Darwin had plagiarized Wallace, Wallace certainly didn't seem to think he had.
Don't believe everything you read. Darwin didn't plagiarize Wallace.
Remember, the hardest hit dog yelps the loudest. On 1...2...3...
==Evolution is still an observed fact.
Only on the micro-level. Molecules to man evolution is not an observed fact, otherwise the evos wouldn’t be getting their butts kicked by Creation and ID scientists.
==Evolution is still an observed fact. If Einstein had been a pedophile, would E not equal MC ^ 2? This is about facts, not personalities.
We’re not talking about whether Darwin is a pedophile, we are talking about whether he stole his theory from other scientists. If so, Darwin himself will have to be dethroned, and the Darwinian ToE will have to begin with a new name (or names).
Yes, yes... that what it was. Darwin said so himself I'm sure...
That was the first thought that popped into my head when I read your original comment.
Well Alfred Russel Wallace certainly never accused Darwin of plagiarizing -- and the two spent decades collaborating after On the Origin of the Species.
Don't you think he just might have said something? The fact of the matter is that Russel stumbled on the outlines of the theory. However, Darwin's Origin of the Species is far more sophisticated and fleshed out than what Wallace had been working with. At least Wallace himself seemed to have thought so... but what did he know!