Before buying the magazine at Barnes and Noble today I looked at each article. $6.95 for a magazine is lot to spend on a magazine, at least for me. It will be easier to afford if the next president sends us all a thousand-dollar check each month. I mean that is so cool, a thousand dollars for every American every month. Two thousand dollars for a married couple. My wife knows that will happen; she says she is looking forward to the extra bit of money. His math backs it up; the mainstream media can't find a flaw. And, maybe we'll be able to keep our doctor. But I digress.
I was never really on the fence whether I would buy the current issue of the CRB. I had pretty much decided I was going to buy it even before I looked at it closely. I guess I just wanted to make sure there were at least half a dozen articles that I would enjoy.
But this made the decision a no-brainer. There's a five- or six-page review of three books with regard to Darwin.
I'm a Darwinist. I grew up on Darwin. I loved biology. I have a double-major in biology and chemistry. I never understood what "neo-Darwinism" meant. Maybe this CRB essay will explain it to me.
But that's not the reason I'm eager to read the essay.
Without the essay in front of me, I can't recall who wrote the review.
But a google review led me to the answer.
The google query: yale professor of computer science darwin book review in claremont review of books.
The result? This link: https://www.thecollegefix.com/famed-yale-computer-science-professor-quits-believing-darwins-theories/.
By the way, a google search for either, "Bakken oil blog" or "Bakken oil blogs": the "milliondollarway" is still #1. LOL.
From the linked article:
The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain’Two comments:
David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, calling it a “beautiful idea” that has been effectively disproven.
Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web and has developed many complex computing tools over the years, is today a professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, member of the National Council of the Arts, and a prolific author.
In May, the Claremont Review of Books published a column by Gelernter headlined “Giving Up Darwin.” In it, he explained how his readings and discussions of Darwinian evolution and its competing theories, namely intelligent design, have convinced him Darwin had it wrong.
- "David Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web" -- I thought that was Algore -- but close reading -- Algore didn't predict the World Wide Web, he invented it; and,
- now if only Gelernter would write a similar essay on global warming
I can't wait to sneak the magazine into the house.
I think it's important to stress that just because one no longer "accepts" Darwin's theory does not mean that the only alternative is an intelligent designer. I would argue that if Darwin's theory fails to explain the origin of life we need to look for another theory.
A bit of trivia. Every life form on earth "relates."
Think about that.
In the final scene in the movie "Encounters of the Third Kind" (one can also say this about the bar scene in "Episode IV of Star Wars"), every "alien" life form "related" to life forms we know on earth. A symmetrical body type with a definite top and bottom, or head and butt. Interesting, huh?