Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Darwin admitted that Natural Selection is a false term!

After 150 years, Darwin’s sacred imposter—natural selection—is presented in most schools as absolutely true in spite of its ill-defined basis, its invisible operation, and the fact that there is no real “selector”—because attributes inherent to organisms actually do all the work. These warnings should influence creation scientists to step back and re-evaluate this convoluted evolutionary idea.

In Darwin’s 1872 edition of Origin, he responded to those calls for him to justify use of the word “selection.” Darwin admitted, like all evolutionists will when challenged, that calling the process of how organisms fit environments “selection” was not true. He confided, “In a literal sense of the word, no doubt, natural selection is a false term.”1

The same disconnect from reality is acknowledged in recent work focused on accurately describing evolution. For example, Harvard’s leading evolutionary authority, Ernst Mayr, in What Evolution Is disclosed the same veiled truth, “The conclusion that these favored individuals had been selected to survive requires an answer to the question, Who does the selecting? In the case of artificial selection, it is indeed the animal or plant breeder….But, strictly speaking, there is no such agent involved in natural selection.”2 Then in 2009, Jerry Coyne wrote in Why Evolution Is True, “And while I said that natural selection acts, this is not really accurate. Selection is not a mechanism imposed on a population from outside.”3

Though all of these authorities concede that tying “selection” to some real agent is “false” and “not really accurate,” they still minimize the magnitude of this inaccuracy through persistent use of words describing natural selection as if it really is “a mechanism imposed on a population from outside.”

But the power that selection has to captivate a mind must never be underestimated—as it is only in the mind that this kind of “selection” actually takes place. As a result, they have ascribed intelligence to something inanimate, thereby raising serious scientific and theological implications.

Those who extol the Creator must at some point reject any idea that robs God of His glory.

(excerpted from Randy J. Guliuzza, Darwin's Sacred Imposter: Recognizing Missed Warning Signs, Acts & Facts May 2011, Institute for Creation Research)

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References (selected)

1. Darwin, C. 1872. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, 6th ed. London: Senate, 63.

2. Mayr, E. 2001. What Evolution Is. New York: Basic Books, 117.

3. Coyne, J. A. 2009. Why Evolution Is True. New York: Viking, 117.

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