Evolution: Claims and Evidence Part 1. To true believers in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, it means that all creatures have descended from one or a few single-celled ancestors by random gradual genetic modification over long periods of time, and that only the fittest survive through “natural selection,” which is made up of factors such as… Continue reading Darwinian Evolution: science or philosophy?
Evolution from the Beginning When Charles Darwin published On the Origen of Species in 1859 evolutionary theories had been around for a long time. The third century BC Greek philosopher Epicurus derived a form of evolutionary theory from Democretus’ atomic theory. Lucretius, first century BC Roman poet, proposed it as a logical necessity of naturalism… Continue reading Evolution: Setting the Stage Part 4
Darwin’s circle of friends and mentors was largely composed of the intellectual elite of the day, many of whom embraced progressivism, socialism, atheism or agnosticism and various other popular philosophies of the day. Darwin himself stated in some of his correspondence that one of his goals was to do away with religion. …hardly see how… Continue reading Evolution, Setting the Stage, Part 3
http://www.globalwarmingart.com/wiki/File:Atmospheric_Transmission_png Source: Robert A. Rohde (Dragons flight at English Wikipedia) - This figure was created by Robert A. Rohde from published data and is part of the Global Warming Art project. http://www.atmo.arizona.edu/stud… This figure requires a bit of explaining. The top spectrum shows the wavelengths at which the atmosphere transmits light and heat as… Continue reading The Evidence that CO2 is Not the Problem
Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels Source: Wikipedia, Public Domain Socialism / Communism Socialist thought began to be accepted in the 17th century (or even earlier) and flourished in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Socialism is actually a kind of social Darwinism or social engineering. It is based on a misunderstanding of human nature and… Continue reading Evolution: Setting the Stage, Part 2
The decline of the Holy Roman Empire in the 5th century was followed by a period of absolute power and control by monarchs and the Catholic Church known later as the Middle Ages or Dark Ages, so called by those in succeeding generations who wanted to believe theirs was a more “enlightened” age. Starting with… Continue reading Evolution: Setting the Stage, Part 1