Tuesday, July 17, 2012

7 Biology Myths No Electrical Engineer Would Ever Tolerate


1 comment:

  1. A nice post! Well worth reading. I don't agree with everything in the post, and I don't think many of the best modern evolutionists actually subscribe to a couple of the myths any more (e.g. junk DNA), but nevertheless Perry Marshall has several sparkling gems in there. Hooray for such an astute engineer analyzing neo-Darwinism!

    That said, I might be wrong, but it sounds like Marshall is a Christian theistic evolutionist such as when he alludes to life following an evolutionary process in #6 (unless he's merely referring to "microevolutionary" processes).

    In addition, if I'm not mistaken, it sounds like a lot of what Marshall argues is based in some part or at least similar enough to what James Shapiro has said. Shapiro does present a helpful intro to problems he sees in the modern evolutionary synthesis here as well as in his recent book. Bill Dembski and other ID folks have largely praised this book for landing many blows against evolution. But they've also criticized Shapiro in other respects. In fact, Shapiro himself dropped by ENV to interact with some of the ENV people's criticisms (e.g. here).