Plenty of cults exist - every cult has its 'religious dogma', its idols, its 'prophets', its 'science', its 'proof' and its intolerant liturgy of demands. Cults everywhere: Islam, the State, the cult of Gay and Queer, Marxism, Darwin and Evolution, 'Science', Globaloneywarming, Changing Climate, Abortion....a nice variety for the human-hater, amoral, anti-rationalist to choose from. It is so much fun mocking them isn't it ?
Tempus Fugit Memento Mori - Time Flies Remember Death
Two years ago, Dr Charles Everett Koop who served as the Surgeon General of the United States from 1982 to 1989, passed away. For most of his career he was Surgeon-in-Chief at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He wrote the textbook in his field and, thanks mostly to his work, some procedures that carried a 95% mortality rate when Koop began his work have improved to a 95% survival rate. For his exemplary scholarly work, he received a total of 35 honorary doctorates. He wrote over 200 articles and books on the practice of medicine and surgery, biomedical ethics, and health policy. In 1991 he was honored with an Emmy Award for his five-part film series on health care reform.
An accomplished professional and academic, he converted to Christianity after the birth of his 3rd child; and he knew after years of study, that Darwinism was a laughingstock, a mendacity of naturalism, covered with 'scientific' jargon. Indeed it is:
“ …There are problems, even if these are not commonly realized or discussed. The primary point we are interested in, however, is … the illusion of [evolutionary] ‘progress … . By chance, this amazing complexity called ‘man’ has been generated out of the slime. So, of course, there is progress! By this argument people are led into imagining that the whole of reality does have purpose even if, as we have said, there is no way that it really can have purpose within the humanistic world-view. Evolution makes men and women feel superior … but in the materialistic framework, the whole of reality is [ultimately] meaningless … Even if, within the humanist world-view, people are more complex than plants and animals … . We are left with everything being sad and absurd.”
As a metaphysical exercise Darwinism truly is sad and absurd. It is also unscientific.
As Koop wrote, 2 of Darwinism's main contentions have been completely eradicated by real science, namely, vestigial organs and recapitulation of phylogeny [the rhetoric is superb, even if the idea is completely idiotic]:
“ … have now been almost totally abandoned by evolutionists. The first involves vestigial organs, which (it was supposed) had served useful functions in an earlier stage of man’s evolutionary development, but which later became literally useless by the changes brought about through natural selection … Certain organs were said to be ‘vestiges’, that is, leftovers from a previous stage in evolution. The simple problem with the argument is that as medical science has developed, most of these organs have been found to serve useful functions in the body.”
“ … argument for Darwin … is the dictum that ‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’. This idea is that the human embryo goes through the stages of evolution inside the mother’s womb, resembling at one stage the fish and so on. The better we understand the embryo, however, the more dubious this argument is seen to be.”
“ …..First, the more fossil evidence we find, the more apparent it becomes that there have always been distinct breaks in the fossil record. Darwin admitted that the paleontological evidence in his day was slender, but, he said, as more is discovered the new evidence will support the hypothesis. This just has not happened.”
“ … evidence of pre-man is sketchy, and recent discoveries in Africa and elsewhere have generated some difficult new problems in this area. But it is not just the so-called missing links between man and pre-man that constitute the problem, but all the missing links, right down the whole line. Not only are links missing; the chains themselves are missing. If one removes the speculative guesses, rather than links of different chains leading from simple to more complex organisms, one finds virtual explosions of mature life forms at different periods in geological time and many simple forms of life [in the fossil record] that remain unchanged [evolutionists claim] for several millions of years up to their extinction or even to today.”
“ … second major difficulty for today’s evolutionists is that there is no sufficient mechanism to explain how lower life forms can be transformed into higher ones, no matter how much time is allowed. Natural selection cannot bear this weight. Current genetic theories seem even to point to natural selection as working against the direction of evolution. Despite the unlikely possibility of mutations that are advantageous, natural selection seems to simplify the genetic endowment of any group rather than lead it to higher orders of complexity.”
No fossil, genetic, embryonic, or bio-chemical science supports Darwinism. The Tree of Life, is more like a field of grass, with each phylogenetic blade as distinct from each other, as each human is unique in comparison with other humans. Software systems of complexity, do not arise from random chance. 100 trillion cells did not evolve from bacteria or algae. Such a belief system is not scientific but profoundly irrational and devastatingly insipid.