Friday, February 6, 2009

"I'm a Neurosurgeon, and an Ignoramous"

A Neurosurgeon, Not A Darwinist

This commentary in Forbes really made me cringe. People can wave around their PhDs in whatever subject they like, but it does not protect them from being completely ignorant in another.

"The fossil record shows sharp discontinuity between species, not the
gradual transitions that Darwinism inherently predicts. Darwin's theory offers
no coherent, evidence-based explanation for the evolution of even a single
molecular pathway from primordial components"

Oh, wow! Is the Tiktaalik, who shares anatomical features with both primitive fish and the first tetrapods, mean nothing to this neurosurgeon? Or the fact whales have floating pelvic bones that are remnants of their tetrapod ancestry? Or the transitional archaeopteryx bird-reptile?!Or the long list of others that is far from complete...?

Above: Tiktaalik roseae


jrinvictus said...

I cant remember the papers name but there was just another transitional fossil just published recently.

Uvifera said...

yes, sir! It's been the big recent splatter across the science blogosphere