Many scientists find problems with evolution (Talk.Origins)
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- Many mainstream scientists point out serious problems with evolution, including problems with some of its most important points.
Source: Discovery Institute, 2001. A scientific dissent from Darwinism.
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There are no known serious problems with the theory of evolution. Claims that there are fall into two (overlapping) categories:It seems that Talk Origins makes a serious mistake here. Rather than saying "there are no known serious problems with the theory of evolution", the author should have said "I do not acknowledge any serious problems with the theory of evolution". The difference is that one is an absolute statement, as if the author of Talk Origins has the keys to absolute truth. The first statement, the one in his "rebuttal", claims objective truth for everyone and everything when science cannot really offer such a thing. The second statement at least offers the reader a chance to ask the question "is the Talk Origins opinion true?". If you look through intelligent design websites such as Access Research Network and creation science websites such as Creation Research Society, among others, you see there are scientists who have a different opinion to what Talk Origins has said. The reason why there is scientific opposition to the theory of evolution is exactly because people, scientists and layman alike, see serious problems with the theory of evolution. Thus, either the author of Talk Origins is trying to speak absolute truth, which real science gives him no authority to do because science is supposed to be able only to speak in probabilities, not absolutes. Or he is imposing his opinion on people who do not agree with him. It doesn't help that he falsely accuses creationists of taking details out of context, but his website does repeatedly slander creationists as a whole, which helps to further his cause. He enlarges the problem by basing the rest of his points on the belief that there are absolutely no serious problems with the theory of evolution. For example,
- Some supposed problems are questions about details about the mechanisms of evolution. There are, and always will be, unanswered details in every field of science, and evolution is no exception. Creationists take controversies about details out of context to falsely imply controversy about evolution as a whole.
- Some supposed problems are misunderstandings, ignorance, or fraudulent claims about what the science says.
- Because he believes evolution is fact, to him any problems would be minor, and would not do away with the "fact" of evolution, as he shows with his first point.
- Because he believes evolution is fact, anyone pointing to serious problems with it must either not understand the theory, or be ignorant, or just be mistaken, as is shown by his second point.