19 May 2011

BBC News Article on Evolution Gets It Wrong

I'll post more on this later. Have a read of this article, and if by the point where it tells you that this process is somehow unrelated to natural selection you're not tearing your hair out, you either have considerably more tolerance for silliness than I do, or you haven't a notion about what the concept of natural selection actually implies. Here's the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13445951
I think I'll have a lie down now.


  1. Eeek!!!I mean eek!! They just write whatever pops into their head, don't they?

    I think you should write up a Press Release, insisting that a randomly selected journal article proves that the "memory of water" drives evolution. Betcha it would get "Press Attention"

  2. "We tend to marvel at the Darwinian perfection of organisms now, saying 'this must have been highly selected for, it's a tuned and sophisticated machine'"??? What 'Darwinist' says this? That's a line straight out of ID, modified to look like it takes Darwin seriously.
    And really, how is this not natural selection? The authors seem to believe that natural selection can only be applied in theory to genes. What they've found is certainly interesting, but it doesn't offer a sytem other than selection for the development of species, it only offers another medium on which selection might act, directly on protein structure rather than only on DNA. If anything, this is more Darwinist than the neo-Darwinists, as he didn't have any idea of how heritable traits were passed on, only that they were.