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  • Scientists poke holes in natural selection

    by Julie Borg/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, September 25, 2017 (10 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- The Darwinian concept of natural selection seems pretty straightforward: The most fit survive and pass their genes on to their offspring, while unfit organisms die off. But new research, published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, shows survival is a lot more complicated, and natural selection is neither clear-cut nor provable.

    The researchers, who study natural selection as it relates to infectious diseases, explained the theory does not account for environmental changes. Read More

  • Evolutionary scientist admits theory's major flaws

    by Julie Borg/WORLD News Service, posted Friday, September 08, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Gerd Müller, a highly regarded Austrian evolutionary theorist, recently gave a presentation, published in Interface Focus, in which he admitted Charlies Darwin's theory largely avoids explaining how life originated and how complexity developed.

    Müller did not espouse any creationist or design beliefs, but his presentation demonstrated that even the staunchest advocates of evolution are forced to admit the theory has many holes. The presentation was devastating "for anyone who wants to think that, on the great questions of biological origins, orthodox evolutionary theory has got it all figured out," Discovery Institute experts wrote on their organization's blog. Read More