Scientists Begin to Question Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, Look for Other Possible Origins of Life
More than 1,000 scientists have joined a growing movement to challenge the prevailing evolutionary theory. The movement consists of a list of names of scientists who have signed a 32-word statement agreeing to question Darwin’s evolution theory, the statement reads:
“We are sceptical 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, aptly named “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism,” was created in 2001 and is maintained by the Discovery institute. It surpassed 1,000 names in early 2019, and presently has 1, 043 dissenters.
Up until date, theories like Darwinism have gone undisputed; scientists who dare to challenge such widely held and revered theories have often faced similar opposition as those faced by early scientist who dared to dispute the shape of the earth. Challenging the prevailing theory of evolution has been likened to committing career suicide.
However, the scientists on the Scientific Dissent from Darwinism list insist that they would not be brainwashed into blindly accepting Darwin’s theory especially as there is evidence to the contrary. They say that even the most “established” of theories should still be subject to scrutiny.They also insist that the true spirit of science, is to question and not to follow.
The list is made up of respected professionals from all over the country who have earned doctorate degrees from top-rateduniversities.
A senior fellow from the Discovery Institute, David Klinghoffer, reveals in a recent article that the dissenters “have all risked their careers or reputations in signing.” He believes there are still many scientists who want to join the list, but are afraid to do so because of the possible consequences.
Klinghoffer states; “Such is the power of groupthink. The scientific mainstream will punish you if they can, and the media is wedded to its narrative that ‘the scientists’ are all in agreement and only ‘poets,’ ‘lawyers,’ and other ‘daft rubes’ doubt Darwinian Theory. In fact, I’m currently seeking to place an awesome manuscript by a scientist at an Ivy League university with the guts to give his reasons for rejecting Darwinism. The problem is that, as yet, nobody has the guts to publish it.”
He insists that scientists who are sceptical of Darwin’s theory, but refuse to sign the list, are propagating scientific dictatorship. And that the scientists who say that questioning Darwinism is anti-science, or even dishonourable,should know that questioning what you’re told is where science truly begins.
Vicki Batts, writing for Natural News, on the topic, says, “Failing to be open-minded enough to even re-examine a decades-old scientific theory ‘because that’s what they tell us to believe’ is really the antithesis of scientific spirit. Thought suppression is now commonplace in modern science.”
People should be allowed to question whatever theories they find questionable, however, this is often not so, as the mainstream science community is constantly trying to question anyone who tries to contradict popular scientific theories.