Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Modern Biology and Darwinism



Let me start off by saying that as a follow of Jesus Christ, Darwinism and the evidence for it, does not scare me in the least. Even if evolution were proven to be true, it would not logically follow that the Christian God does not exist.

That being said, a common phrase repeated by advocates of Darwinian evolution is Dobzhansky's claim that "nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."

With that in mind, does the following information seem, um... thought-provoking to anyone other than myself?

Pioneers of Modern Biology who either preceded Darwin or rejected his theory

Andreas Vesalius
(Anatomy), 1514-1564

William Harvey
(Physiology), 1578-1657

Francesco Redi
(Microbiology), 1626-1697

John Ray
(Botany), 1627-1705

Anton van Leeuwenhoek
(Microbiology), 1632-1723

Robert Hooke
(Microbiology), 1635-1703

Carolus Linnaeus
(Systematics), 1707-1778

Lazzaro Spallanzani
(Reproductive Biology), 1729-1799

Caspar Friedrich Wolff
(Embryology), 1734-1794

Georges Cuvier
(Paleontology), 1769-1832

Karl Ernst von Baer
(Embryology), 1792-1876

Richard Owen
(Comparative Biology), 1804-1892

Louis Agassiz
(Zoology), 1807-1873

Gregor Mendel
(Genetics), 1822-1884

With this information in mind, does that mean that the men who pioneered most of the fundamental disciplines in modern biology could not "make sense" of it?

Just something to think about...

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad


Resource:

1. Jonathan Wells, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, p. 77.

To read an excerpt from the book, click here.

1 comment:

Noahs Ark said...

Tons of biologists and darwinists or even evolutionists themselves say that they know evolution is not possible or true! I know it's not true because simply it doesn't make an ounce of sense!