Evolutionary totalitarianism

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Evolutionary totalitarianism is a totalitarianism practiced by partisans of evolutionism, and evolutionary religion, respectively. They discriminate against Darwin skeptics in academia and within the scientific community and use the tactics to destroy the careers of Darwin skeptics, denying them earned degrees and awards, tenure, and other career benefits offered to non-skeptics. In evolutionary totalitarianism, the freedom of speech and freedom of expression are widely promoted as not applicable to Darwin doubters, and the hostility and bigotry is exhibited towards those who would dare to question Darwinism. Even the slightest hint of sympathy for Darwin Doubters often results in a vigorous and rabid response[1] and is misrepresented as an attack on science itself.[2]

Examples

Radiocarbon in dino bones

At the 2012 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, a conference of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS), Dr Thomas Seiler, a German physicist, presented, on behalf of researchers from the Paleochronology group, the results of Carbon-14 (C-14) dating of multiple samples of bones from 8 dinosaurs found in Texas, Alaska, Colorado, and Montana.[3] The data suggested that bone samples from eight dinosaur specimens are only few thousand years old.[4] Since dinosaurs are thought by evolutionary totalitarians to be over 65 million years old, they could not tolerate the results of scientific observations. After the AOGS-AGU conference in Singapore, the abstract was removed from the conference website by two chairmen because they could not accept the findings. Unwilling to challenge the data openly, they erased the report from public view without a word to the authors. They did not look at the data and they never spoke with the researchers. They did not like the test results, so they censored them.[5] The situation resembled the one when scientists (that time called academic philosophers), followers of Aristotelian and Ptolemaic system, attacked Galileo who "discovered in the heavens many things that had not been seen before [his] age" so that he further commented: "The novelty of these things, as well as some consequences which followed from them in contradiction to the physical notions commonly held among academic philosophers, stirred up against me no small number of professors -as if I had placed these things in the sky with my own hands in order to upset nature and overturn the sciences. They seemed to forget that the increase of known truths stimulates the investigation, establishment, and growth of the arts; not their diminution or destruction. Showing a greater fondness for their own opinions than for truth they sought to deny and disprove the new things which, if they had cared to look for themselves, their own senses would have demonstrated to them."[6] Galileo concluded that "someone in a scientific dispute who happens to be right has a great advantage over another who happens to be wrong. ...[T]he one who supports the true side will be able to provide a thousand experiments and a thousand necessary demonstrations for his side, whereas the other person can have nothing but sophisms, paralogisms, and fallacies."[7] These obviously includes fallacies such as Proof by assertion and argumentum ab auctoritate when statements like "There is obviously an error in thee data" and "we have exercised our authority and as program chairs and rescinded the abstract. The abstract will no longer appear on the AOGS web site" are being made by partisans of evolutionary totalitarianism.[5]

See also

References

  1. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008).
  2. Jerry Bergman (2011). Slaughter of the Dissidents. Leafcutter Press, TBD. ISBN 9780981873404. 
  3. Thomas Seiler (15 Aug 2012). Carbon-14 dating of bones from 8 dinosaurs presentation. Retrieved on 16 Oct 2017.
  4. Carl Wieland (22 January 2013). Radiocarbon in dino bones: International conference result censored. CMI. Retrieved on 16 Oct 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Carbon-14-dated dinosaur bones are less than 40,000 years old. John Michael Fischer. Retrieved on 16 Oct 2017.
  6. Galileo Galilei. Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany, 1615 (Modern History Sourcebook). Fordham University. Retrieved on 16/2/2012.
  7. Galileo Galilei (1613, December 21). Letter to Benedetto Castelli. The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome. Retrieved on October 20, 2013.