Renowned Yale University professor, David Gelernter, has abandoned Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in favor of intelligent design…which is an intelligent decision.
He argues that there are just too many holes in the theory and that it has been too long to even be a plausible scientific theory. Even Darwin himself says that if his theory cannot be proven within 100 years that it should be abandoned
“Darwin’s theory predicts that new life forms evolve gradually from old ones in a constantly branching, spreading tree of life,” the professor says in the paper. “Those brave new Cambrian creatures must, therefore, have had Precambrian predecessors, similar but not quite as fancy and sophisticated. They could not have all blown out suddenly, like a bunch of geysers.”
“Each must have had a closely related predecessor, which must have had its own predecessors.”
“I have to distinguish between the way I’ve been treated personally, which has been a very courteous and collegial way by my colleagues at Yale, they’re nice guys and I like them, they’re my friends,” he said.
“On the other hand, when I look at their intellectual behavior, what they publish, and, much more important, what they tell their students, Darwinism has indeed passed beyond a scientific argument. As far as they are concerned, take your life in your hands to challenge it intellectually. They will destroy you if you challenge it.”
“What I’ve seen, in their behavior intellectually and at colleges across the West, is nothing approaching free speech on this topic,” he continued. “It’s a bitter rejection, not just — a sort of bitter, fundamental, angry, outraged, violent rejection, which comes nowhere near scientific of intellectual discussion. I’ve seen that happen again and again. ‘I’m a Darwinism, don’t you say a word against it, or, I don’t wanna hear it, period.'”