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Definition of Darwinism

Vic Biorseth, http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com

Charles Darwin is infamous as one of Western Culture’s so-called Unholy Trinity, consisting of Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud, and last but not least, Karl Marx. These three are the authors of fatally flawed theories that became major, in fact, arguably the most major of all erroneous theories to ever infect rational thought in the history of Western Civilization. All are widely held to be “scientific” and yet all have no scientific basis whatsoever. All are easily falsified when subjected to objective critical thinking; none have any scientific evidence to back them up, all have heavy scientific evidence weighing against them. And yet they all enjoy popular support in the “scientific” community. Showing that science today is more a matter of consensus than of proofs, experiment, empiricism, objectivity and honest critical evaluation. And, proving that, today, popularity rules the once scientific laboratory.

This definition of Darwinism is based upon the six key observations by Darwin and the inferences he drew from them.

  1. That species have great fertility, and produce more offspring than can grow to adulthood in any given environment.
  2. That after an initial increase, species populations remain roughly the same size with only modest fluctuations in numbers.
  3. That food sources have definite limits but are mostly constant.
  4. That, due to the three observations above, there will always be a struggle for survival among individual members of the species.
  5. That in reproducing species, variation is rampant and no two members are identical.
  6. That some of this variation is heritable from generation to generation.

From these "observations" Darwin inferred his "natural selection" theory in which only the "best" characteristics for feeding and for reproducing would be indefinitely inherited and passed on. The heritable characteristics of the individuals who got the most or the best food, reproduced with the best or the most mates, would pass on their "dominant" heritable characteristics, causing the species to change for the better over time.

Darwin postulated that the "survival of the fittest", "natural selection" changes in a population eventually become great enough over time to actually lead to entirely new species, which is defined as a new species which is fully capable of reproducing itself, but which may no longer interbreed and reproduce with the parent species from which it sprang. The theory is rife with tautologies, or ways of saying the same thing twice, or arguing in a circle. Survival of the fittest is a tautology, in that the only evidence for it is the existence of something assumed, by its mere existence, to be the fittest. Natural selection is a tautology for which the only evidence is the assumption that whatever survives must have been naturally selected.

Darwin also imagined the possibility that all life forms are descended from one original species from ancient times. This, in a nutshell, is a definition of Darwinism.

Darwin published myriad observations to demonstrate his theory and claimed that the fossil record eventually would back up his theory. Every single one of his observations involved micro evolutionary changes, strictly within a species. None of his (or anyone else's) observations ever involved macro evolutionary changes or transitions between any species.

And the archaeological fossil record still remains completely barren of records of any link species between any two recognized species at all. The theory insists upon continuous and quite common mutations bringing about very large numbers of very high population transitional life forms, with a much greater number of failure transitional forms than successful new species. No transitionals between any two successful species, fossil or living, have ever been observed. The "theory" therefore, being exclusively subjective with no empirical evidence or objective basis, is in truth nothing more than a hypothesis with a whole lot of non-empirical and purely subjective peer support.

Although the "nutshell" definition of Darwinism is complete at this point, Darwinism has had enough widespread support to lead into other hypotheses and theories that need a little light shed on them.

Thomas Henry Huxley, a contemporary of Darwin’s, is famously known as "Darwin's Bulldog" because of his ferocious defense of Darwinism. He was the first to coin the term "agnosticism" to define his religious belief. He actually differed from Darwin on the notion of "gradualism" but fiercely defended the overall theory nonetheless. He seemed more committed to advocating "materialism" and the purely materialist approach to science as being the most "professional" science than he was in defending Darwin's theory of "natural selection."

Huxley's famous retort to challenges to Darwin's theory in public debate was, "What's your alternative theory?" To which the response was, generally, stunned silence; it was already becoming unfashionable in scientific (scientistic?) circles to entertain any idea of Divine intervention. Not out loud, not in contemporary circles, and certainly not in public.

As far as a truly scientific defense for the definition of Darwinism, there wasn't any. Huxley's "what's your alternative?" was, and remains, all there was, and all there is. That's it.

Building upon the foundation of Darwinism, Huxley is credited with initiating the original concept of "biogenesis," the theory that all cell types arise from other cells, and the theory of "abiogenesis," which describes the generation of life itself from non-living matter.

The definition of Darwinism lives on and is completely accepted today, and the defenders and practitioners carry forward the current work of "abiogenesis." It concerns itself today with experiments with various "primordial ooze" chemicals in sterile environments involving lightning (shades of Frankenstein) producing other chemicals, some of them "organic" compounds and various proteins. None of them alive. Nevertheless, in the common language of TTRSTF4 , "it is thought" that, over a span of far more billions and billions of years than the universe "is thought" to be in existence, this beginning point one celled "life" evolved into dragonflies, narwhales, elephants and human beings.

One branch concentrates on, depending on your source, transpermia or panspermia, the notion that existing life, in the form of tiny spores, came to Earth from somewhere else in the universe, and is flying around out there and landing randomly on planets like Earth. Which, again, says nothing about the origin of life itself. Again, as in all parts, branches and sub-theories of Darwinism, the only evidence for any of this exists in ephemeral human imagination.

So, just as in evolution, the abiogenesis "theory", being exclusively subjective with no empirical evidence or objective basis, is in truth nothing more than a hypothesis with a whole lot of non-empirical, non-scientific and purely subjective peer support.



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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

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Date: Fri Feb 12 10:22:32 2010
From: Alice
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Location: Bar Harbor, ME
Comment:

In other words, the Emperor has no clothes.


Date: Fri Feb 12 17:46:03 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Alice:

Exactly.

See the Argument Refuting Darwin page. Darwin's theory regarding the evolution of species is just another giant scientistic fraud with no empirical evidence whatsoever supporting it. All it has is global consensus.

And that’s all there is.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Mon Oct 24 00:43:47 2011
From: bon
Email: lmccl13@gmail.com
Location: brisbane qld australia
Comment:

you religious no it alls, you take all his words and spin it so it sounds bad, he did have scientific evidence, he spent many years on the gollapicus islands researching. He was a great scientist and you have to finally realise that evolution is a fact and that we do EVOLVE. we are evolving all the time. He is not a nutcase, but a highly intelligent person. Don't put down his life work, he is a amazing scientist and as soon as I read your page I knew all this is just rable. Stuff you, except the facts, and get over ur self


Date: Mon Oct 24 05:46:24 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Bon:

Yeah, I’m sure he was downright scientificalophorus, just like your teacher said. And your your grammar school teacher learned you good talkin’. And she teeched you to spel rel gud two, dint she?

Regards,

Vic


Date: Wed Jul 04 11:43:03 2012
From: Theologian/scientist/ evolutionist
Email: Jpbornfree@hotmail.com
Location: Presque Isle, Maine
Comment:

Dear Vic,

I am so sorry that Christians like you feel the need to teach others out of their own ignorance. Your unholy trinity were revolutionaries in their time. They revolutionize modern thinking in the areas of psychology, politics and science and they do deserve a place of honor. Their thinking was flawed and imperfect as seen by the new evidence and current thinking, but they planted important seeds which needed time to flourish in what we know now. Unlike you, Mr. Darwin had a brilliant mind and keen observation. He tried to explain the world and nature as he saw it and to the level of understanding of his time. That doesn't make him an atheist or evil. The same goes for Nietzsche, all people know about his is his quote about God being dead, but no one bothers to read what he really meant in his work. We live in a sad world if you are one of the representatives of Christ here on earth.

Good day!


Date: Wed Jul 04 12:42:36 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Theologian / Scientist / Evolutionist:

Yeah, right.

They were revolutionary all right, but nothing they said or did or wrote regarding their areas of theoretical expertise had anything behind them other than vapor. The seeds they planted could produce nothing but error. Darwinian “theory” is not theory at all, it is pure hypothesis, based on nothing other than thinking. And, perhaps, salesmanship.

Show me the evidence. Show me an example of a natural speciation event. Show me even one subconscious mind, or perhaps a repressed memory. Let me see it. Show me one Marxist (Communist, Fascist, Nazi, Socialist) system that ever prospered and improved the condition of man.

Talk is cheap. Where’s your evidence supporting what you say?

Any evidence. Any evidence at all.

Regards,

Vic


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Date:  Thu Aug 01 11:47:08 2013
From:  Oiketerion
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Comment:

Vic,

This site is remarkable. Darwinism, and the age of Darwinism is dead, because we have discovered everything is made from Information, like DNA you can literally read it as a digital code, in other words “programmed” pre determined information.  

Darwinism can not and does not explain information. 
The discoveries in Microbiology and DNA are the Death of Darwinism.

DNA is a 3 out of four error correcting code; Darwin’s theory can not explain life because it can not explain information, this irreducible complexity refutes chance.

The program which has been discovered, what we call DNA, is designed!

And if designed, then we have a designer, if we have a designer, then he had a purpose, and we have accountability to Him.

Thanks Vic for all your work, people should learn we are called to act, and refute all lies.

For some fantastic Reading check out below, books from Frank Jennings Tipler. 

The Physics of Immortality, The Physics of Christianity
Frank J. Tipler
Physicist

Frank Jennings Tipler is a mathematical physicist and cosmologist, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of Mathematics and Physics at Tulane University

Born: February 1, 1947 (age 66), Andalusia, AL

Books: The Physics of Immortality, The Physics of Christianity

Education: University of Maryland, College Park (1969–1976), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1965–1969)


Date:  Thu Aug 01 19:13:58 2013
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Oiketerion:

Re Darwin, I don't think he was a liar; I just think he was a poor scientist, in that he wasn't really a purely objective seeker of truth.  Competition for his pet theory forced him to rush to publish, but I think (although I cannot know) that he actually believed his hypothesis to be true, and he actually believed that it would be proved one day. 

That cannot be said for modern day scientists who are Darwinists.  Men like Richard Dawkins cannot possibly be ignorant of the absolute lack of evidence supporting the theory, but they tout it and teach it and preach it as a boni fide scientific theory anyway, and that makes them liars. 

Re Frank Jennings Tipler, I don't know what to make of him, yet.  From what little I learned just now, after reading your submission, he, too, like Darwin, has one or more hypotheses that may be impossible to prove, dealing as they do with Singularities and Big Bangs, which no one can ever hope to examine in any way.  He looks, admittedly at first glance, to be a pure theoretician.  He may be on to something, but then -

God is ephemeral, not material.  God cannot be studied or examined. 

Since this is where material science bangs up against theological science, Professor Tipler may be about to make the leap from scientist to theologian, or somehow try to wrestle science and theology back together into old-time philosophy. 

Regards,

Vic


Date:   Tue Sep 23 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
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Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 

Regards,

Vic


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