RE: Neo-Darwinism: a corrupt scientific hypothesis? (was Molecular clocks)

Stephen Jones (
Fri, 03 Apr 98 06:08:15 +0800

Dr Lerner

On Fri, 27 Mar 1998 10:02:33 -0600, Dr. K. Lee Lerner wrote:


KL> is important to remember that, whenever a technique or
>hypothesis becomes detached from its theoretical underpinnings -- and
>becomes instead girded by ad hoc explanations and situational laws --
>one would be well remanded to Tacitus: For if it is true that "the
>more corrupt the republic, the more laws multiply" -- perhaps it is
>likewise true that the more corrupt the scientific hypothesis, the
>more "explanatory mechanisms" multiply.

Agreed. This describes the "corrupt...scientific hypothesis" that is
Neo-Darwinism perfectly:

"A number of corrections and amendments to neo-Darwinian theory have
been proposed by evolutionists over a number of years; and if these
were to be put together, there would be little left of the original
theory-as amendments to a Parliamentary bill can reverse its emphasis
and intent. But, as already said, each critic had his particular axe
to grind, with the result that `Tis all in pieces, all coherence
gone'-as John Donne lamented when medieval cosmology was landed in a
similar crisis. " (Koestler A., "The Ghost in the Machine", 1967, p117)


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