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Darwinians' "Man Who Isn't There"

"Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
I wish, I wish he'd go away..."

The child's poem by Hughes Mearns comes to mind as I follow the effort of Darwinians to wish away Darwin's doubt about the Cambrian Explosion--and therefore get rid of Darwin's Doubt, the book by Steve Meyer.

The way the deception works is to avoid mentioning Meyer's scholarly explanation that the Cambrian fossil record does not support Darwin's theory of gradual change (by random mutation acted upon by natural selection) over many millions of years. If you ignore it you may not have to answer it, since answering would require marshaling evidence the Darwinians lack.

First fallback: don't mention Meyer by name, but do try to refute a couple of his arguments. That lately is what has been going on in science journals. (Even during the Middle Ages when the Catholic Church's Index banned certain books, it made a point of giving an account of the errors it found in them--and did so by name.)

The oddest attempt to answer Meyer--and dispatch Darwin's Doubt, the man that isn't there--is to suggest that the rapid expansion of life forms during the Cambrian took place by dint of--rapid expansion of life forms. Meyer himself has fun with this at EvolutionNews.

Tautologies are so Darwinian.

You can email brucechapman@discovery.org

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