Over 1,000 Scientists Sign “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism”

March 1, 2019

Over 1,000 scientists have now joined the global movement to challenge prevailing evolutionary theory and signed “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism” statement expressing skepticism over Darwinism.

Over 1,000 scientists have now joined the global movement to challenge prevailing evolutionary theory and signed “A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism” statement expressing skepticism over Darwinism. “A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism” is a 32-word statement that reads: “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged”. Since Discovery Institute in Seattle launched this list, hundreds of scientists have courageously stepped forward to sign their names.

During recent decades, new scientific evidence from many scientific disciplines such as cosmology, physics, biology, and others have caused scientists to begin questioning Darwinism’s central tenet of “natural selection” and studying the evidence supporting it in greater detail. Yet public TV programs, educational policy statements, and science textbooks have asserted that Darwin’s theory of evolution “fully” explains the complexity of living things. The public has been assured that “all known evidence” supports Darwinism and that virtually every scientist in the world believes the theory to be true. Yet, those who signed it hold a Ph.D. in a scientific field such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or one of the other natural sciences.

The scientists on this list dispute the first claim and stand as living testimony in contradiction to the second. According to Discovery Institute Senior Fellow David Klinghoffer, the signers “have all risked their careers or reputations in signing. The scientific mainstream will punish you if they can, and the media is wedded to its narrative that the “scientists are all in agreement” and that only poets doubt Darwinian theory”.

Official Website: A Scientific Dissent from Darwinism