Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Evidence for Catastophism

A reminder that "a more accurate theory of gradual evolution, positing that long periods of evolutionary stability are disrupted by catastrophic mass extinctions of life, was put forth by Scottish horticulturalist Patrick Matthew prior to Darwin's published work on the topic" — Darwin's theory of gradual evolution not supported by geological history, scientist concludes.

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Blogger Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Last year, I got to help homeschool my cousin, whose parents are staunch Evangelicals. I was pleasantly surprised by the case for catastrophism in his Science textbook. It really does stand up--and if it's not more widely accepted in scientific circles, that's due to its embarrassing association with Fundies. Which isn't a scientific response at all, but oh, well . . .

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Blogger The Western Confucian said...

You might like Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds In Collision.

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