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The Origin of Species (Collins Classics),
This review is from: The Origin of Species (Collins Classics) (Paperback)
Excellent edition of Charles Darwin's epoch changing book, now regarded as a surrogate Bible by millions around the world; who insist that his theory be taught as 'fact' in modern schools, despite the many deliberate lies/falsifications devout Neo-Darwinian believers have attempted to establish as 'scientific truth'.
From Piltdown Man through Haeckel's drawings and Lysenko's Doctrine to the recent 'Global Warming' scam, recent historical record is FULL of these 'scientific' frauds being foisted on the public. But why should so many intelligent individuals be prepared to conceal/destroy knowledge they know to be true, while promoting doctrinaire nonesense they know to be lies?
The publication by Charles Darwin in 1859 of his excellent book:- The Origin of Species (Collins Classics)threw the Western World into a spiritual/psychological crisis, from which it has never really recovered. Darwin accurately observed that all living things can adapt to the effect of external pressures IE: changes in the habitat, food supply, prevailing weather conditions etc... From these observations he reasoned that all the varieties of life on this planet might originally have been descended from only one original source, existing in the distant past. He clearly understood the potentially damaging social effects this idea might have; and also the possibility that he may have been innaccurate, as can be seen from the quotes shown below:-
"A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question." - Charles Darwin"
"The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic." - Charles Darwin
"...I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton.- Let each man hope & believe what he can." - Charles Darwin
Unfortunately, Darwin's 'Survival of the Fittest' Theory, with it's racist/white supremist attitudes, was exactly what the Victorian Era political Establishment needed; a 'scientific' ideology that underpinned their Imperialist conquest/colonisations around the world. Darwinism was thus seized upon, accepted as 'unarguable truth' and rapidly elavated to the status of a new 'scientific religion', intended by it's Victorian believers to replace Christianity. Quote:-
"I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is! The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world." - Charles Darwin
Without meaningfull knowledge of the 'simple' cell, let alone of DNA, chromosomes and/or Genetic Science, but with evidence of European civilisation's supremacy apparent from a glance at the newspapers; the later Victorian Era was Darwinism's hey-day. Millions of the most well-educated accepted the new 'scientific' Darwinism, exactly as Protestantism had been accepted following Martin Luther's 95 Theses being made public knowledge in 1522. And for the same reasons; Darwinism seemed to answer the questions of the day far better than the backward looking Victorian Christianity it challenged.
Unfortunately, the grimmer reality of Darwinian 'selection' became clear to all following the defeat of Nazi Germany (the first truly Darwinian Govt. of the 20th Century) in 1945. With the victorious Allied Media exulting in the horrors of Auschwitz, Belsen and the rest, tens of millions of believing Darwinists faced an unwelcome choice that Luther's devotees were spared. Re-edit whole sections of the original doctrine OR accept evil as the natural condition of man.
Since then we've seen this editing process within the Neo-Darwinian Scientific establishment occuring on an ever greater scale, even as the advance of molecular/genetic science casts increasing doubt on the entire philosophy. That's why today's devout Neo-Darwinists trumpet:- "It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change." BUT at the same time attempt to conceal/discredit and even destroy irreplacable scientific evidence that exposes flaws in the central Darwinist doctrine itself (See:- Rebuttal to the Rumor that I Destroyed a Paluxy Track - Copyright © 1998 by Glen J. Kuban)
This situation is a modernday re-run of that facing devout Catholics after the Protestant Reformation. Millions of devout Catholics did not wish to abandon the 'faith of their father's', but ultimately found themselves forced to suppress ever more obviously beneficial human intellectual development, in order to 'conceal' the increasingly obvious flaws in Medieval Catholic doctrine.
As Darwin explained however:- "it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science."
The publications listed below are just a few of the many scientific exposes of today's failing Neo-Darwinian faith/doctrine, just as Luther and Darwin's works exposed the failed doctrine/dogmas of their ages:-
The Science Delusion - Rupert Sheldrake.
Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves - James Le Fanu.
Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target: A Critique of the New Atheism - C Lennox.
Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism - Alvin Plantinga
Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False - Thomas Nagel
The Myth of Junk DNA - Jonathan Wells
Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design - Stephen Meyer
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwin and Intelligent Design (Politically Incorrect Guides) - Jonathan Wells
The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions - David Berlinski