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It is definitely an objective study of the scientific merits of Darwinism considering the newest scientific findings within the field as well as in the laboratory, from the scientific instead of religious perspective. Its primary conclusion is the fact that neo-Darwinism is nothing more than a persistent urban myth, unsupported by evidence or experiment. Publication facts are:
Shattering the Myths of Darwinism
By Richard Milton
Publication date: This summer 1997
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Shattering the Myths of Darwinism
By Richard MiltonCONTENTS
The Beginning: Chaos
Chapter 1. A Nationwide Treasure
Darwinism may be the only theory of origins trained in schools and universities worldwide. Yet although science can demonstrate conclusively the circulation from the bloodstream, or even the expanding world, or the need for physical constants, science has to date been not able to create any direct evidence for evolution by genetic mutation and natural selection. The idea is revered, but remains conjectural.
Chapter 2. With the Searching Glass
Yesteryear 2 decades have experienced many new information findings in each of the complex interlocking group of disciplines which go to from the Darwinian theory: findings that undermine and challenge many fundamental tenets which the idea is built. Included in this are tenets as fundamental as age our planet, the development of sedimentary rocks and also the formation from the primary options that come with our planet’s crust, the boundaries to a particular variation, what causes extinctions, as well as the potential origins of existence – lengthy considered moved in broad outline.
Yet these new findings happen to be given short shrift through the ruling ideology from the existence sciences.
Chapter 3. Dependent on Conjecture
Many people — including most teachers — happen to be brought to think the rocks from the geological column and also the fossils they contain happen to be dated absolutely by radiometric methods. The truth is, none of those rocks or fossils could be dated by radiometric methods as well as their assigned dates are estimates — according to Darwinian conjectures.
Chapter 4. The Important Thing towards the Past?
Radiocarbon assay has been discovered to become problematic and hard to rely on. In a single recent situation, South African ‘bushman paintings’ dated as 1,two centuries old by Oxford University’s carbon accelerator put together to possess been colored at evening classes with a Gauteng housewife.
Chapter 5. Rock of Ages
All radiometric ways of dating have been discovered to become deeply problematic. Uranium-lead, potassium-argon and rubidium-strontium have been found to provide extremely inaccurate dates. Dating scientists circumvent this unreliability by selecting ‘suitable’ rocks up to now and rejecting ‘unsuitable’ rocks, their appropriateness being judged by Darwinian criteria.
Part Two: Clay
Chapter 6. Tales from Prior to the Ton
Can sedimentary rocks be created quickly, or are countless years necessary? A significant sedimentary formation excavated in Sumeria was the result of a ton in historic occasions.
Chapter Seven. Fashioned from Clay
Based on the ruling ideology of Uniformitarian geology, “The Current is paramount towards the Past”. Yet careful research into the rocks from the geological column implies that nowhere these days exist rocks developing which are anything such as the historic rocks from the Earth’s crust. The truth is, the current entirely fails like a answer to yesteryear. Furthermore, recent experiments in France and also the US have proven that stratified rocks can build quickly and concurrently — not over countless years.
Chapter 8. A component of Unreality
There’s conclusive evidence that coal beds forty or even more ft thick can build quickly, not over countless years. If coal can build quickly, why don’t you other sedimentary rocks?
Chapter 9. When Worlds Collide
The thought of catastrophism — rapid formation of rocks — is anathema to traditional geology. Yet there’s mounting evidence for catastrophic processes. These include the youthful age and rapid building from the world’s mountain chains in historic occasions the gigantic extent of certain rock formations, requiring singular, acute causes and the appearance of extinctions on the massive proportions of terrestrial — not marine — creatures.
Chapter 10. The Record from the Rocks
If Darwinian processes of gradual transformative change had put the rocks from the Earth’s crust would contain fossil proof of such processes. The rocks should contain sequences of fossils from adjacent strata showing indisputable indications of gradual progressive change.
But this isn’t what’s proven within the sequence from the rocks. Nowhere on the planet has anybody met this straightforward evidential qualifying criterion having a straightforward fossil sequence from successive strata. Yet there are plenty of vast amounts of fossils offered by a lot of a large number of strata, the failure to satisfy this modest demand is inexplicable if evolution has had place in the manner Darwin and the supporters have envisaged. It must be relatively simple to put together not just a few but countless species arranged in lineal descent. Schoolchildren will be able to do that with an afternoon’s nature study visit to the neighborhood quarry: but the world’s foremost paleontologists have unsuccessful to do this using the whole Earth to select from and also the sources from the world’s finest universities available.
Part Three: Chance
Chapter 11. Survival from the Fittest
Although globally trained and broadly recognized, the idea of ‘natural selection’ or ‘the survival from the fittest’ is a maximum of a clear tautology, not capable of explaining the foundation of species. Experimental evidence formerly recognized for the idea, for example industrial melanism in moths, has become considered as irrelevant to transformative biology.
A much more damaging critique of the idea of natural selection is the fact that – limited though its content might be – it’s so nebulous that it may be manufactured to fit an entire selection of mutually contradictory connection between the transformative process.
Like a theory, natural selection will not make any unique predictions but rather can be used retrospectively to describe every outcome: along with a theory that explains everything in this manner, explains nothing. Natural selection isn’t a mechanism: it’s a rationalization afterwards.
Chapter 12. Eco-friendly Rodents and Blue Genes
Within the first edition of Around the Origin of Species Darwin stated ‘I can easily see no difficulty inside a race of bears being made, by natural selection, increasingly more marine within their habits, with bigger and bigger mouths, till a creature was created as monstrous like a whale.’
This really is Darwin’s central concept of evolution the bottom line is: bears may become whales, or whale-like, given sufficient time and enough natural selection. However Darwin withdrew this claim in the second and then editions from the book.
Probably it was because when a pet breeder he understood from first hands experience that no plant or animal breeder has ever been successful in creating a new species by selective breeding. Mainly this is due to what Harvard’s Ernst Mayr known as “genetic homeostasis” — the barrier beyond which selective breeding won’t pass due to the start of sterility or exhaustion of genetic variability.
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. The Beak from the Finch
Author Jonathan Wiener claimed that Darwin’s finches around the Galapagos Islands represent a good example of “Evolution instantlyInch and the book, the “Beak from the Finch” continues to be instrumental in confirming many people’s belief in Darwinian processes of genetic mutation and natural selection.
Yet this interpretation from the data on Darwin’s Finches is categorically contradicted by obvious evidence that the 13 “species” of ground finch around the island are actually people of the identical species who breed fertile offspring and who differ just in diet and beak shape.
Darwinist make many claims of observed speciation. These claims vanish when examined carefully and therefore are viewed as a maximum of pseudo- speciation. In some instances, it’s just subspecific variation being passed off as speciation. In other people it’s installments of freak degenerative mutations which play no transformative role.
Chapter 14. Of Cabbages and Nobleman
The only real mechanism in neoDarwinism for presenting novelty of form is genetic mutation. Yet beneficial or advantageous spontaneous genetic mutation remains a maximum of a hypothetical necessity towards the neo-Darwinist theory.
Nobody has ever observed a spontaneous inheritable genetic mutation that led to a altered physical characteristic, aside, that’s, from the select few of well-known in most cases fatal genetic defects. Because noone has ever observed this kind of event, noone can tell whether or not they occur whatsoever and, if that’s the case, how frequently. Because unhealthy mutations are recognized to occur, Darwinists attract the data of huge figures. If unhealthy mutations can happen, then given sufficient time advantageous mutations must occur.
This fundamental area of the neoDarwinist theory remains unsupported by evidence or experiment.
Chapter 15. The Ghost within the Machine
Information technology has been used apparently to simulate the evolution of “insect” like graphics images (“biomorphs”) through Darwinian processes of mutation and natural selection.
Yet such programs aren’t a real representation of random mutation along with natural selection. On the other hand they’re determined by artificial selection where the operator controls the speed of occurrence of mutations.
It’s the operator who chooses what are lucky visitors to get the next mutation – it’s not made the decision by fate – not to mention it’s the most promising ones who’re selected. That’s the reason they finish up searching like recognizable images in the operator’s memory.
Most importantly, such computer experiments falsify the most crucial central claim of mechanistic Darwinian believing that, through natural processes, life could enter into being with no precursor.
Part Four: Creation
Chapter 16. Pandora’s Box
Undoubtedly the most powerful primary evidence for evolution, for common descent as well as for Darwinian processes of mutation and natural selection, is homology — the name provided to the physiological correspondences between different species that biologists and paleontologists have noted and studied for hundreds of years.
Darwin observed ‘What could be more curious than the hands assertive, created for grasping, what mole for digging, the lower limb from the horse, the paddle from the porpoise, and also the wing from the bat really should be built on a single pattern and really should include similar bones within the same relative position?’
This classic situation of homology – the forelimbs in vertebrates – works out actually to become problematic, since forelimbs develop from various body segments in numerous species. Within the newt, the forelimbs develop from trunk segments 2,3,4 and 5 within the lizard from segments 6,7,8 and 9 as well as in humans from segments 13,14,15,16,17 and 18.
Similarly, there are lots of other cases both from embryology and from molecular biology which reveal that homology is basically a fantasy that isn’t maintained in the embryological level or even the molecular level. Different genes are accountable in numerous species for indicating exactly the same physiological features.
Chapter 17. Paradigm Lost
Darwinism grew to become buttressed in an initial phase with a effective variety of supporting evidence, held to verify its fundamental concepts, but which actually symbolized simply the assumptions from the ruling ideology of Darwin’s era. These assumptions concerned an extensive selection of minutely described natural phenomena, like the persistence of vestigial organs within your body, left out by evolution, and also the recapitulation of former transformative stages by embryos.
Encyclopaedia Britannica presently cites ‘more than 100′ organs of the body which are meant to have forfeit their function, and also to be mere appendages which period and additional evolution won’ doubt eliminate entirely in the human frame. Their email list includes organs like the pineal gland, the thyroid, the thymus, the coccyx, the appendix, the ear muscles and also the tonsils. Modern scientific study of these claims shows that they’re based simply on ignorance from the purpose of the organs concerned.
Chapter 18. Lower in the Trees
Lots of “missing links” between humans and apes happen to be claimed by Darwinists since Eugene Dubois discovered “Java Man” in 1891.
“Java Man” has become recognized as getting been an extinct ape, and each single claimed “missing link” fossil continues to be re-assigned either being an extinct ape or like a human basically just like modern humans.
“Lucy” along with other Australopithecines are actually considered to be extinct apes unrelated to humans, while “Neanderthal man” and “Homo habilis” are recognized to happen to be humans not considerably not the same as living humans. The missing link continues to be missing.
Chapter 19. Hopeful Monsters
There are lots of scientific options to neoDarwinism many of which are overlooked. They include Lamarckism (inheritance of acquired characteristics), the foundation of existence from space, many forms of vitalism, and a few entirely original ideas for example ‘morphic resonance’ and ‘formative causation’.
Despite Lamarckism being always known as ‘long ago discredited’, the truth is many recent experiments with plants and creatures have confirmed some type of inheritance of acquired figures.
Chapter 20. The Details of Existence
The main defect of neoDarwinism is the fact that is fails to supply a global supervisory mechanism that will make sure the continuity from the very high amounts of genetic integrity evidenced anyway which would explain holistic biological phenomena like the re-development of the salamander’s leg, the metamorphosis from the butterfly, or recovery in the ‘eyeless fly’ gene.
Chapter 21. The Evolution of Evolution
The neo-Darwinian concept of evolution by accident mutation along with natural selection has from the beginning been welcomed being an very effective tool of explanation. It’s been adopted by probably the most distinguished scientific and philosophical minds from the last century to describe phenomena as diverse as human and animal behavior, social movements and trends, and also the progressive growth and development of inanimate objects varying in the elements towards the stars, to galaxies as well as the world itself.
This really is effective, heady stuff. However, if the concept of neo-Darwinian evolution is unsupported by evidence or experiment when put on the genetics of plants and creatures, what factual basis can there be for using the concept with other natural phenomena?
An especially unfortunate and fully fraudulent adoption of Darwinism recently continues to be the economical Darwinism which has influenced the social and economic policies on most western nations.
Chapter 22. On Being Thick Skinned
NeoDarwinism does not explain satisfactorily an entire selection of remarkable natural observations — beginning using the thick skin around the soles in our ft, that is a genetic inheritance. Fish secrete ‘mirror scales’ to camouflage themselves against predators, however their skin needs to be exactly seven millionths of the centimeter thick or it won’t work. Can such precision be caused by undirected, spontaneous mutation?
Chapter 23. The Fish That Walked
Darwinists in early decades of the century believed they’d identified the use which all land-swelling creatures descended: the coelacanth. This identification was shattered whenever a living specimen from the coelacanth was caught by fishermen. A scientific cautionary tale.
Chapter 24. Angels Versus Apes
The brilliant fight between Darwinists as well as their opponents has raged unchecked for over a century. In recent decades, some Darwinists have resorted to academic censorship, which means that papers criticising neoDarwinism aren’t printed and also the subject is not freely debated by press and broadcast media. Journalists who attempt to talk about these problems are routinely covered up, for the reason that they have to be secret creationists or “creationist allies”. The Internet has its own Darwinist censors.
Chapter 25. Old Theories Never Die
Darwinism may be the only remaining mechanistic philosophy in the Nineteenth century that is still trained in schools and universities — Marxism and Freudianism getting been comprehensively discredited.
Darwinism is flat-earth science. Yet it remains the ruling ideology from the existence sciences, and will probably still dominate until a brand new generation of biologists matures prepared to question science’s sacred cow.
Shattering the parable of Darwinism
Some press quotes
“The field of science faces the greatest challenge yet to 1 of their most fundamental beliefs: Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. An authoritative selection of scientific findings.”
The Sunday Occasions
“Richard Milton’s “Shattering the Myths of Darwinism”. could shake the “religion” of evolution around “Honest to God” shook popular Christianity 3 decades ago.”
“Milton. utters some important warnings. We ignore them at our peril.”
The Sunday Occasions
“In the popular book “Shattering the Myths of Darwinism”, journalist Richard Milton shows Darwinism like a crumbling edifice, supported only with a conservative scientific establishment.”
The Daily Telegraph
“Certainly one of Richard Milton’s chief purposes would be to reason that, even without the sufficient scientific evidence, Darwinism shouldn’t continue being trained in schools and universities as if it were holy writ. Within this he succeeds admirably.”
“I’m glad that the new book (by an agnostic) just been printed that can bring together a lot of evidence against neo- Darwinism. Bang goes the empirical basis which neo-Darwinism rests.”
Bishop Hugh Montefiore
The Church Occasions
“Shattering the Myths of Darwinism” — in addition to being agreeably readable — punctures the parable better than anybody has been doing before.”
The Irish Independent
“Milton’s hugely readable book dispels a lot of Darwin’s theories, most famously of his concept of ‘the survival from the fittest’.”
“If your religious creationist wrote it, nobody might have compensated attention. But Milton is really a professional science author and knowledgeable on what’s going on within the departments of geology and old bones.”
“To individuals frustrated using the atheistic reductionism of certain Darwinists it has come about as a solution to prayer, especially as Milton claims no faith.Inch
Michael B. Roberts
Church of England Newspaper
“The coverage includes a picture of the shattered Darwin, with a passing mention of the Marxism, it tries to consign Charles towards the same dustbin as Karl. Here there’s a legitimate point: ‘Ideological Darwinism has replaced scientific Darwinism within our educational system’.”
E. G. Nisbet
“Whenever a trustworthy science correspondent in excess of 20 years’ experience, who not tell you they are religious, raises serious doubts, then it’s time to crunches and listen.”
“On subject after subject: ways of dating, the fossil record, microbiology, geology, etc. Milton shows the inadequacy from the evidence for Darwinian evolution.”
“Milton’s critique of evolution doesn’t spring from religious or philosophical pre-suppositions, he’s simply believing that evolution is scientifically unsupportable.”
“Charles Darwin? Outmoded. Evolution? A myth. Not the typical assertions of the fundamentalist in the bible belt, but individuals of the disciple from the scientific method. And according to scientific arguments.”
“Richard Milton. presents a energetic refutation of neo- Darwinism based positioned on evidence of science.”
“Supported by his experience as engineer and science journalist, and inspired by a desire for geology and palaeontology, he explains his doubts and problems with the overall theory of evolution inside a lucid, non-technical and incredibly readable style.”
“You will find three primary reasons that “Shattering the Myths of Darwinism” appears poised to create unparalleled inroads in to the Darwinist camp. First, Milton bakes an absolutely devastating situation, departing not really a stone upon a stone from the received evolutionist credo. Next, he puts his situation against evolution using the calmness and confidence assertive who’s justifiably certain of his details along with the modest clearness of the debater you never know that his arguments hold water and want no rhetorical flourishes only lucid exposition to prevail. And thirdly, he disarms the knee-jerk reaction his opinions will probably excite from disciples from the scientific establishment by reassuring them he doesn’t have desire to reinstate it of Genesis.”
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