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New Book Uncovers “the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin”
Discovery Institute ^ | June 10, 2009 | Sonja West

Posted on 06/11/2009 8:48:26 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts

According to Benjamin Wiker’s provocative new biography, The Darwin Myth: the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin was an honorable and likable man, a family man. He loved his siblings; he was devoted to his wife; he loved his children and grieved deeply over his daughter’s death.

But Darwin was also someone who presented to the public an elaborate and even deceptive story about himself and his work to advance a philosophical agenda.

While there are many biographies of Charles Darwin, Wiker’s deserves attention because...

(Excerpt) Read more at evolutionnews.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: adarwinexpose; adhominem; boneheaddarwinists; creation; cretinism; darwin; darwindrones; darwinexposed; evolution; fools; godophobia; goodgodimnutz; intelligentdesign; junkscience; science; sciencefiction; spam; templeofdarwin

1 posted on 06/11/2009 8:48:26 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: metmom; DaveLoneRanger; editor-surveyor; betty boop; Alamo-Girl; MrB; GourmetDan; Fichori; ...

For an added bonus, see the “Frank & Honest” quotation at the following link!:

http://creationsafaris.com/crev200906.htm#20090610a


2 posted on 06/11/2009 8:51:57 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: GodGunsGuts

bookmark


3 posted on 06/11/2009 8:56:14 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: GodGunsGuts

Whether Darwin was an atheist has no bearing on whether the modern synthesis of his theory is scientifically valid. What does is the scientific data.

Many people who are not atheists accept the theory.

Another stupid ad hominem article.


4 posted on 06/11/2009 9:03:04 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: GodGunsGuts

lol


5 posted on 06/11/2009 9:05:34 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (ALSO SPRACH ZEROTHUSTRA)
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To: freespirited
You empiricists are all alike. :)
6 posted on 06/11/2009 9:05:56 AM PDT by gundog
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To: freespirited
Another stupid ad hominem article.
An endless daily stream.
7 posted on 06/11/2009 9:06:15 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: GodGunsGuts

Good thing we don’t fall for that “judging people’s professional qualifications by their personal biography” a la Sotomayer crap.


8 posted on 06/11/2009 9:07:56 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GodGunsGuts

It’s a good thing there aren’t real problems in the world, and that FR is not being sidetracked and made ludicrous by daily BS from creatins (you know, the people who aren’t evos, who invented the word evos).


9 posted on 06/11/2009 9:19:43 AM PDT by Tax Government
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To: GodGunsGuts

Thanks for the ping!


10 posted on 06/11/2009 9:28:55 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: freespirited

Please do look at the science of evolution, pros and cons. It has many problems.

When asked by numerous people in many locations that a total science expose’ of evolution be taught in schools it was turned down. Again, they were not asking to teach creation by anyone’s point of view but only the FACTS pro and con of evolution, which is what we should all pursue be it whatever the issue.


11 posted on 06/11/2009 9:29:18 AM PDT by PORD (People...Of Right Do (DoI))
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To: GodGunsGuts

About time.


12 posted on 06/11/2009 9:32:54 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: PORD

Woooooooo-weeeeeeeeee!

When do the book burnings begin?

Can we wear crosses on our shields as we burn the witches too?


13 posted on 06/11/2009 9:36:51 AM PDT by baclava
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To: GodGunsGuts

Which vanity press published it?


14 posted on 06/11/2009 9:39:54 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: steve-b

LOL!!!

direct to internet?


15 posted on 06/11/2009 9:40:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tax Government

I think all this creationism daily thread stuff is just some sort of trolls to discredit FR.


16 posted on 06/11/2009 9:44:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tax Government

Well then maybe you can explain how polystrate fossils fit into the evolution theory?

Or maybe you can explain why the fossil record shows stasis?

Macro-evolution has never and will never be proven.


17 posted on 06/11/2009 9:46:44 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: longtermmemmory

Yeah! Because FreeRepublic was created to help move us further away from our founding fathers and the constitution and Judeo-Christian culture!!! Yeah that’s the ticket! /snarc sarc


18 posted on 06/11/2009 9:49:28 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: gundog
You empiricists are all alike. :)

And proud of it too!

LOL!

19 posted on 06/11/2009 9:49:37 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: PORD
Please do look at the science of evolution, pros and cons. It has many problems.

I have no problem with examining any objection that is based in science. I do have problems with ad hominem attacks and silly guilt by association type arguments, including, but not limited to attacks on Darwin himself, and efforts to suggest (or claim outright) that communism, Nazism, and forced eugenics never would have happened had it not been for the theory of evolution.

I might add that the last chapter of Darwin's book (Origins) is about the problems he saw with his theory. I get the impression that most of the complainants around here have never read the chapter.

20 posted on 06/11/2009 9:54:37 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: freespirited

One of the problems of your statement, is that when credentialed
people question the implications of Darwins theory on
biological systems(as they are currently understood), if
they happen to be non-atheists they are attacked for their
belief in a God. So why shouldn’t an analysis of Darwin and
his (not really, his) theories include his atheism?

Is it because non-believers in evolution are wrong from the
outset?

What is it, in the life of the mind, that must exclude a God
who can interfere or direct physical processes? (p.s. don’t
do that with SETI researchers)

Quite the opposite case exists when Haeckels “ontogeny recapitulates
phylogeny” is finally accepted as a fraud (See late S.J. Goulds
writings). The facts are that it was accepted and even presented
in textbooks(it was in mine when I took embryology) as
“true”, cause it was just illustrative of how evolutionary
processes are everywhere, whether the facts backed it up or not.

It was allowed cuz he trumpeted the truth of evolution, even
though his evidence was faulty.

So give the God believers a break, OK?


21 posted on 06/11/2009 9:59:11 AM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: PORD
Again, they were not asking to teach creation by anyone’s point of view but only the FACTS pro and con of evolution, which is what we should all pursue be it whatever the issue.

Are they also going to teach geology and astronomy that point to an Earth and Universe that are billions of years old? Evolution and and science as a whole are incomplete. That's why scientists still do science, and that's why some old theories get tossed out in light of new observations.

That doesn't justify the daily spam-like promotions of ignorance from GGG that reflect poorly on conservatives.

22 posted on 06/11/2009 10:02:02 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: longtermmemmory
I think all this creationism daily thread stuff is just some sort of trolls to discredit FR.


23 posted on 06/11/2009 10:03:56 AM PDT by steve-b (Intelligent design is to evolutionary biology what socialism is to free-market economics.)
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To: GodGunsGuts
One day, when they finally haul you off to the Funny Farm, you're going to be shaking your fists in the air yelling out Darwin! Darwin!

You probably already mumble out his name in your sleep while you're grinding your teeth.

24 posted on 06/11/2009 10:04:10 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Getready
One of the problems of your statement, is that when credentialed people question the implications of Darwins theory on biological systems

Specifically, what theory is that?

25 posted on 06/11/2009 10:06:33 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: steve-b

so then why is it not just quarenteened in a special creationism sandbox that does not clutter our real news?

we also now have a flurry of bloggers who “jam” FR whenever there is a buckhead, santeli, or any other good story with duplicate but not duplicate links to blogs of links to the original story. This jamming dilutes the stories. (ala today’s very public barney frank on air hissy fit on cnbc)


26 posted on 06/11/2009 10:06:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Getready
One of the problems of your statement, is that when credentialed people question the implications of Darwins theory on biological systems(as they are currently understood), if they happen to be non-atheists they are attacked for their belief in a God.

I dont know what I said that gave you that impression. But let me assure you I certainly didn't intend to do so.

I have never, in a long career, seen any credentialed person who accepts evolutionary theory attacked for being a believer. On a personal level, I would say my acquaintances/colleagues are probably evenly divided between believers and non-believers.

I guess from your comment that you have had this experience. I am sorry if this is the case. Religious beliefs IMO are a personal matter, independent of science and I see no reason why anyone should be criticizing another for his spiritual life.

27 posted on 06/11/2009 10:09:08 AM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: PORD
Please do look at the science of evolution, pros and cons. It has many problems.

It seems strange to me, that under the law, if you only look at one suspect in a crime, your case may be thrown out of court. Of course if you only look for information that supports your assumptions, about evolution, that is known as rigorous scientific investigation.

28 posted on 06/11/2009 10:26:21 AM PDT by itsahoot (Each generation takes to excess, what the previous generation accepted in moderation.)
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To: freespirited
Another stupid ad hominem article.

Ad hominem attacks seem to be the bread and butter of Creationists' debate tactics.

29 posted on 06/11/2009 11:49:04 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: PORD
they were not asking to teach creation by anyone’s point of view but only the FACTS pro and con of evolution, which is what we should all pursue be it whatever the issue.

You know and I know that you know this argument totally disingenuous. This "teach the pro and con" meme is used by Creationists and only by Creationist to try to slip their nonsense in under the door. Do you think that the rest of the world is so stuck on stupid that we can't see right through you?

30 posted on 06/11/2009 1:08:41 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: longtermmemmory
“I think all this creationism daily thread stuff is just some sort of trolls to discredit FR.”
No.
31 posted on 06/12/2009 4:40:46 PM PDT by Fichori
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