Scientists go ape after Indian minister dubs Darwin theory wrong

https://www.rt.com/news/416784-india-education-minister-darwin-theory/

Three Indian science academies have rebuked the country’s human resource development minister after he questioned Darwin theory, saying that no one ever saw “a man turning into an ape.”

Satyapal Singh caused quite a stir last week after challenging Charles Darwin’s evolution theory as “scientifically wrong.”

“Since man is seen on Earth, he has always been a man,”  claimed the minister, who has a PhD in chemistry. Given that “nobody saw a man turning into an ape,” Singh suggested a change in the curriculum.

The scientific community didn’t find his arguments appealing, and said there was “no scientific basis” behind Singh’s claims. “Evolutionary theory, to which Darwin made seminal contributions, is well established. There is no scientific dispute about the basic facts of evolution,” the joint statement reads. It would be “a retrograde step to remove the teaching” of Darwin’s theory, which has been “confirmed by experiments and observations.” 

More than 3,000 scientists and “scientist oriented members of public”also spoke up against the “overly simplistic and misleading representation of evolution” in an online petition, calling on Singh to retract his remarks, according to NDTV.

The minister has remained adamant, however. “I absolutely stand by my comment that Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is not scientific. There is hardly any evidence to substantiate the theory,” he reiterated on Monday, citing “great scientists of the world.” Singh even suggested that his ministry would sponsor a global conference “to decide what is true and factual and that must be taught in schools and colleges.”

Meanwhile, Singh doesn’t stand alone in his disbelief of the theory, first set out in the 1859 book ‘On the Origin of Species’, in which Darwin argues that organisms evolve through natural selection.

According to last year’s Pew Research Center survey, some 34 percent of US adults said that humans have existed in their present form since the beginning of time, while four in ten residents in several Latin American countries shared their views.

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how dare he even think to question a “proven” theory!!

“The scientific community didn’t find his arguments appealing, and said there was “no scientific basis” behind Singh’s claims. “Evolutionary theory, to which Darwin made seminal contributions, is well established. There is no scientific dispute about the basic facts of evolution,” the joint statement reads. It would be “a retrograde step to remove the teaching” of Darwin’s theory, which has been “confirmed by experiments and observations.” 

oic..

but hes not an orphan..

“According to last year’s Pew Research Center survey, some 34 percent of US adults said that humans have existed in their present form since the beginning of time, while four in ten residents in several Latin American countries shared their views.”

401

~ by seeker401 on January 31, 2018.

14 Responses to “Scientists go ape after Indian minister dubs Darwin theory wrong”

  1. There are atheist scientists who question Darwin’s theory, too. The evidence of “observation” being a huge one. Some have tried to fix the lack, meaning, none at all, by postulating there are “punctuations” instead of Darwin’s “gradualism” to account for the problem of no observations, even in the fossil record. But since Darwin’s theory is godless, it is the best of the stupid they have, or else they would have to admit what their unrighteousness suppresses, which is the Truth – there is a God (Romans 1:18). They can not do that; it would completely go against their unbelief and pride in their false belief they are able to work out of their own solutions and salvation.

  2. 10 Dogmas Holding Back Science ~ Rupert Sheldrake Ph.D. (great vid, 48min.)

    http://www.skepticalaboutskeptics.org – great articles here…

    “PSEUDOSKEPTICS REVEALED
    Genuine skepticism is a virtue in science. Unfortunately, some self-proclaimed guardians of science are committed to conventional taboos against psychic phenomena, despite many promising lines of evidence. Although they call themselves skeptics, they are in truth fundamentalists who attack any challenge to their beliefs, even if it means contradicting the core scientific principles of paying attention to evidence and keeping an open mind. They assume psychic phenomena cannot exist, and remain ignorant of the relevant research. They are pseudoskeptics.

    Skeptical About Skeptics examines their ill-informed attacks with articles by well-known scientists and thinkers, revealing their faulty critiques and the underhanded methods they employ. We highlight controversies in specific fields of research and shine a light on prominent pseudoskeptics and skeptical organizations.

    We are pro-science, and we are in favor of open-minded inquiry.”

  3. https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/the-social-darwinism-fraud-2/

    “Charles Darwin’s expedition was funded by…”

  4. very informative video:

    Why do North Indians Look Different from South Indians? The Genetics of South Asia

  5. all mainstream scientific fashions form the last 2 centuries which become quasi-religions are fishy…Darwinism included…Curious how nobody is talking about the co-discoverer of the theory of evolution, Alfred Russell Wallace and his position that darwinism/natural selection perfectly applies on every species on our planet…except for humans!!!

    http://www.uapress.ua.edu/product/Natures-Prophet,6839.aspx

    https://evolutionnews.org/2018/08/wallace-broke-with-darwin-over-human-exceptionalism/

    https://evolutionnews.org/2018/08/the-outsider-wallaces-reputation-in-the-darwinian-era/

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alfred-Russel-Wallace



    “Huxley (Darwin’s bulldog) revealed the ideological nature of his campaign for Darwin with unusual frankness when he privately told Mivart, “One cannot go on running with the hare and hunting with the hounds.” Huxley’s “hounds” were not pursuing the “hare” of evolution as such — were that the case Mivart would have not been in such conflict — they were pursuing the “hare” of creationism or anything that even hinted at higher teleological explanation. “

    • of course, A. R. Wallace was not invited into the select X Club of Darwin’s friends & promoters (Huxley, the banker John Lubbock, etc)

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Club

      • no deniers allowed..still pertinent today..

        • deniers of what?
          that humans, unlike other species, were fabricated far away the natural selection scheme?

          “The split that divided the two founders of evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, came to encompass a great deal more. But to begin with, they fell out over the issue of mankind’s exceptional gifts — part of what Wesley Smith calls human exceptionalism — and whether those gifts could be explained by unguided evolution alone.”

          “Wallace reasoned from Darwin’s own “principle of utility,” which holds that evolution preserves features that are of use in propagating a species. When we think of things that make humans special — whether those are intellectual, artistic, moral, spiritual — only the most wishful Darwinian just-so stories can explain what use they would be in the survival or reproduction of an ancient population of pre-human organisms. Dr. Keas mentions the contemplation of set theory, or theorizing about black holes, things that only humans can do. Those don’t do much to help you leave biological descendants.

          In fact, our unique qualities share this across the board, without exception: from an evolutionary perspective, they’re useless. From this, ****an observation based in evidence not religious faith****, Wallace reasoned his way to affirmation of *****an “Overruling Intelligence” — intelligent design by another name — at work in the long history of life. Of course, this was utterly unacceptable to his erstwhile colleague Darwin.”

    • your twit, seek:

      now, that’s curious:

      100% of the monkeys types have a Rh +.
      15% of the humans have Rh -.

      Rh Negative Bloodlines in History – ROBERT SEPEHR

      Neanderthal was Rh -; Rh+ shows up in the cro-magnon, at the same time as the domesticated animals, agriculture, etc. appeared. More percentage of the Rh – in european and middle easter populations…(in the iraqui jews = 40%)

      http://www.rhesusnegative.net/staynegative/popular-questions/where-is-rh-negative-blood-most-frequent/

      • Sepehr only perpetuates the problem of race and ethnicity in his video. He points out that Christian churches were in the early 20th century equating believers with the white race. Sepehr is only inflammatory, because there have been Christian churches against ethnic and race boundaries for centuries prior, but Sepehr only states Christian churches as late as early 19th century, etc. Racial and ethnic boundaries by believers and non-believers only affirms there is sin, a corruption of the true doctrine of Scripture, and therefore space in ones life to mature in true knowledge, righteousness, and holiness. Sepehr would do better focusing on the sinful nature of man, than on dividing lines along racial and ethnic purity; he only confuses the science and history.

        • the video of Sepher was only an illustration of the Rh- & Rh + curious phenomenon.

          “Sepehr would do better focusing on the sinful nature of man”
          “the original sin” is a concept that really intrigues me…would be happy to find a prove of it in the Scriptures…what is/are the OT text/s that point it out? what is/are the Gospel texts that directly point this concept out?
          would appreciate if you could quote those verses for us. thanks.

      • Rh+ shows up in the cro-magnon, at the same time as the domesticated animals, agriculture, etc. appeared.

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