posted on Mar, 10 2009 @ 10:22 PM
Well, on the one hand he is right. Darwin made an initial proposal, part of which (the framework of natural selection) was brilliant and has only
shown to appear in ever-more locations (from the stock market to African plains), and part of which was wrong. He had this idea that somehow
ancestors of a species found a way to change, but he didn't have knowledge of genes or DNA. I believe he acknowledged that as a weakness of his
Some people have used this to try to topple all of evolutionary theory. This strikes me as being like saying that because Newton believed in Alchemy,
all work built on his discoveries in calculus, optics and gravity should be thrown out. Darwin got some things wrong. So??? The point is the heart
of his work proved, and continues to be proved, correct.
Darwin was a scientist, and science progresses, meaning old chapters get thrown out but the new chapters are heavily indebted to exploration that
turned out to be incorrect.