We cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door. - Richard Lewontin
Podcast #008 - June 01, 2019
Evolution tells us that life “evolved” from a single cell organism; to fish; to amphibians; to reptiles; to mammals; to apes; to us. What this is claiming is that life has evolved from something supposedly simple (a single cell is actually very complex), to organisms that are increasingly complex. So, based on this description, evolution involves an increase in information and complexity – arising from from mutations and natural selection – resulting in a totally different type of organism. However, what we see is that evolution is simply defined as “change” and the typical evidence is speciation – an organism changing, but in a limited way and still remaining as the same kind of organism it always has been.
In today's program we look at the history of Darwinian evolution. By the early 20th century Darwin's mechanism for evolution had been shown to be impossible and with the discovery of DNA was replaced by Neo-Darwinism. Beginning in the 1960's, with the development of better tools allowing increased capabilities of microbiology the revealed the depth of the complexity of life, it became evident that Neo-Darwinism was not able to provide a viable mechanism for evolution.
Today secular scientists know that life is so complex that it is impossible for sufficient mutations to have come about so as to result in the information we see in DNA and the complexity of life... even thesimpliest forms of life. It is simply impossible.