Some Scientists Cast Doubt on Darwin

Posted by Chris Parker
Feb 24 2006
Feb 20, 2006

More than 500 scientists have signed a statement publicly expressing skepticism about the theory of Darwinian evolution.

The statement reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.”
The list of 514 signatories includes 154 biologists, 76 chemists and 63 physicists.

The list was published by the Discovery Institute, a conservative think tank that, among other things, promotes intelligent design and represents evolution as a “theory in crisis.”

Intelligent design posits life is too complex to have been created by evolution and an intelligent designer must have been responsible. Most of its proponents are affiliated with the Discovery Institute.

David Berlinski, a signer of the statement and a mathematician and philosopher with the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture, said: “Darwin’s theory of evolution is the great white elephant of contemporary thought. It is large, almost completely useless and the object of superstitious awe.”

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

This is not a new story. We’ve already reported on this some time ago in an article that can be found Here

One Response

  1. rodney grant (alaska) says:

    I’ve been wondering about this a long time sence I was a boy, the dreams I have, the thoughts, where do they come from. I came to the conclusion that knowlage is passed throught DNA,(you can call it instinct if you like)but finding this web site and searching through it these past few days has realy brought an understanding to them(my thoughts)for me, I just wanted to share this with you people,we did live with dinosaures we did travel within our galaxy.and then we made a mistake and lost it all ,now all we do is search for.and then ignore the answers that are right in frount of us, this to me is sad and disturbing, thank you for your time and all your work. sincerly Rodney Grant (alaska)

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