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.

3 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.”

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