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God is? Scientists have put Darwin's theory into question

February 22 2006
06:38

In the United States continues a fundamental rethinking of the foundations of the universe. More than 500 U.S. scientists signed a document expressing their skepticism about the Darwinian theory of evolution.

"We doubt the theory of natural selection. We consider it our duty to ask the scientific community to conduct a series of additional, more detailed studies of Darwin's theory, "the statement says.

According to skeptical scientists, life on earth is too complex a process to its origins and further development could fit within the narrow framework of Darwin's theory of evolution.

The document left their signatures to five hundred and fourteen scientists, of whom one hundred fifty-four biologists, chemists and seventy-six sixty-three physics, the rest of the signers are employed in related fields.

Meanwhile, recently the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has invited more than 300 teachers to whom she turned for support.

Goal - to drive the doctrine of "reasonable terms" of the educational programs. According to this theory, supported by some religious groups, life is too complex to manage in its development without the assistance of an external force such as God.

In December, at the trial in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), a judge ruled that this theory because it is not science, and aims to promote Christianity, should be excluded from school biology course. This victory was symbolic: the court decision is not mandatory for all American schools. Therefore, in August, Kansas decided to introduce the theory of "intelligent plan" in the school curriculum under the pretext that "the evolution of many scholars recognize, but some put it into question", and "it is important that students are aware of these debates."

George W. Bush picked up this argument, expressing an opinion in August that "the need to teach both" to "people understand the essence of the debate." Probably, this is no accident.

Since the early nineties around the Bush circle is formed of Evangelicals and Catholics, acting as his advisers. One of them - Father Richard John Neuhaus, who until 1988 was a Lutheran pastor, and since 1991 has become a Catholic priest - so close to the Bush figure that according to the magazine «Time», «as no one else helps the President formulate religious ideas" .

The main question for Neuhaus - how to direct the path of a true nation of apostates, after more than a century of cultural expansion. The answer given is simple: to manage it in moral terms, even against its own intentions. Science should be based on faith, but not vice versa. That's the slogan of a new revolution.

Education plays a key role. In mid-August, shortly before Hurricane Katrina, the "round table" in Texas, Bush declared himself a supporter of that school was studied on an equal theory of Darwinian evolution and the theory of intelligent intervention. "

Five years ago Bush was one of those who decided to call creationists, that is, believed that Adam was created from the dust of the earth, and life breathed into it the Lord God, as taught in the second chapter of Genesis.

It is known that in the U.S. kreatsinistov more than a third - almost as much as the supporters of Darwin's theory of evolution. Teaching of the Bible, according to Bush, should be taken literally. Several months ago, Neuhaus made him change his view.

Feminized Archbishop Christoph Schoenborn, in early July set forth principles for a "reasonable intervention", which Bush enthusiastically accepted. This is not a refutation of Darwin, but religious adjustment of his theories.

According to Schönborn, the evolution of species there are gaps that can not be explained except by the intervention of the divine hand. The only way to understand the gulf that lies between protozoa and microorganisms, for example, the complex device of the human eye. Evolution exists, but the Lord directs her .

Neuhaus introduced this concept to the President in a simplified, accessible to his versions and got instant support.

While politicians are theological controversies, scientists from the University of California refute some of the postulates of Darwin in practice.

Experiments conducted by researchers at the volcanic sources, have shown - the Darwinian theory that life originated in such conditions is not true.

The theory is that life could have formed a "warm little puddle", which are primarily associated with hot springs in volcanic areas of Kamchatka and Mount Lassen in California.

According to David Deamer, head of research, the results indicate that the warm acidic waters containing clay do not meet the conditions necessary for the emergence of the simplest living organisms. He added that the amino acids, DNA and phosphate so much "stick" to a piece of clay that the chemical interaction between them becomes impossible.

Dr. Max Bernstein of the Institute of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) in the United States believes that it is possible the components required for the origin of life, came to our planet from cosmic dust . Professor Monica Grady, of the British Open University, in turn, does not exclude the possibility of Martian origin of life on Earth.

On materials: Mignews.com, InoPressa, New York Times, Kompyulenta

Константин Дятлов

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