Skip to comments.New Book Uncovers “the Life and Lies of Charles Darwin”
Posted on 06/11/2009 8:48:26 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
According to Benjamin Wikers 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 daughters 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, Wikers deserves attention because...
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For an added bonus, see the “Frank & Honest” quotation at the following link!:
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.
Good thing we don’t fall for that “judging people’s professional qualifications by their personal biography” a la Sotomayer crap.
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).
Thanks for the ping!
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.
When do the book burnings begin?
Can we wear crosses on our shields as we burn the witches too?
Which vanity press published it?
direct to internet?
I think all this creationism daily thread stuff is just some sort of trolls to discredit FR.
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.
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
And proud of it too!
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.
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
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?
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.
You probably already mumble out his name in your sleep while you're grinding your teeth.
Specifically, what theory is that?
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)
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.
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.
Ad hominem attacks seem to be the bread and butter of Creationists' debate tactics.
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?
I think all this creationism daily thread stuff is just some sort of trolls to discredit FR.No.