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Natural Selection

“Much evidence can be adduced in favor of the theory of evolution—from biology, biogeography and paleontology, but I still think that to the unprejudiced, the fossil record of plants is in favor of special creation.”  Dr. E.J.H. Corner, Cambridge University School of Botany

“I have come to the conclusion that Darwinism is not a testable scientific theory, but a metaphysical research programme—a possible framework for testable scientific theories.”  Karl Popper, philosopher of science

“Evolutionary concepts were handed down through the Greek philosophers, such as Plato and his pupil, Aristotle, all the way to Darwin’s grandfather, Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802).  Darwinism was a term first applied to the evolutionary ideas of Erasmus Darwin, a well-known physician in England.  His grandson, Charles, was quite familiar with the concepts of evolution that Erasmus Darwin [who wrote philosophy and poetry] and numerous others were discussing in the early 1800s.”  Luther D. Sunderland, Darwin’s Enigma, p. 13, 14 Continue reading

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