Monday, June 14, 2010

Russian Church Calls For End To Darwinist Monopoly

"I think that if it was pointed out to him [Charles Darwin] that after 150 years, because he wrote his book Origin of Species 150 years ago, it was published in 1859, I think if he were able to come today and see after 150 years that so much fossil evidence has accumulated that contradicts his theory, I think that he might be willing to change it. But for many of his supporters today, his theory is not so much a scientific idea, but an ideology which cannot be questioned. And it's people like that, you know, his supporters today, who aren't willing to listen to evidence that contradicts their theories, who have now a government enforced monopoly so that their ideas only can be taught in the education systems in most countries in the world including the United States, who really object to what I'm saying. I don't think Darwin himself would object to what I'm saying. I think he'd listen. And, I think, he would be willing to change his ideas in the face of evidence. But many of his supporters today, they don't want to hear evidence that contradicts their theory, they try to suppress that evidence, they try to restrict those who want to speak about that evidence. " -- Michael A. Cremo, author, March 19th 2008

Reuters: Russia Church wants end to Darwin school "monopoly".

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian Orthodox Church called Wednesday for an end to the "monopoly of Darwinism" in Russian schools, saying religious explanations of creation should be taught alongside evolution.

Liberals said they would fight efforts to include religious teaching in schools. Russia's dominant church has experienced a revival in recent years, worrying rights groups who say its power is undermining the country's secular constitution.

"The time has come for the monopoly of Darwinism and the deceptive idea that science in general contradicts religion. These ideas should be left in the past," senior Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion said at a lecture in Moscow.

"Darwin's theory remains a theory. This means it should be taught to children as one of several theories, but children should know of other theories too."


Jeffery Keown said...

"Darwin's theory remains a theory. This means it should be taught to children as one of several theories, but children should know of other theories too."

The word "theory" does not mean what he thinks it means. Hopefully, creationist bullshit won't get very far in Russia, but there's not much hope.

Unknown said...

darwin's theory saw always screwed. Check out this book even though it is quite long it disproves all this stupid theory.

Jeffery Keown said...

Harun Yahya? The guy who mistook a fly fishing lure for a bug?

No thanks, I prefer my creationism with a modicum of logic.

Evolution is a fact. Get over it.

OilIsMastery said...


Evolution is only a fact because you define no evolution as evolution.

OilIsMastery said...

So for example, when archaea are exactly the same today as they were 3.6 billion years ago you claim that's textbook evolution.

Or when modern cyanobacteria are identical to cyanobacteria fossils 2.8 billion years ago you say aha! eureka! That proves cyanobacteria evolved into dinosaurs...LOL

Quantum_Flux said...

When modern cyanobacteria are identical to cyanobacteria fossils 2.8 billion years ago .... That doesn't mean the DNA is identical though.

Jeffery Keown said...

Yeah... there is only one kind of Archaea...Oops... make that 209 species.

Individual archaea range from 0.1 micrometers (μm) to over 15 μm in diameter, and occur in various shapes, commonly as spheres, rods, spirals or plates. Other morphologies in the Crenarchaeota include irregularly shaped lobed cells in Sulfolobus, needle-like filaments that are less than half a micrometer in diameter in Thermofilum, and almost perfectly rectangular rods in Thermoproteus and Pyrobaculum. Haloquadra walsbyi are flat, square archaea that live in hypersaline pools. These unusual shapes are probably maintained both by their cell walls and a prokaryotic cytoskeleton. Proteins related to the cytoskeleton components of other organisms exist in archaea, and filaments form within their cells, but in contrast to other organisms, these cellular structures are poorly understood. In Thermoplasma and Ferroplasma the lack of a cell wall means that the cells have irregular shapes, and can resemble amoebae.

Some species form aggregates or filaments of cells up to 200 μm long. These organisms can be prominent in biofilms. Notably, aggregates of Thermococcus coalescens cells fuse together in culture, forming single giant cells. Archaea in the genus Pyrodictium produce an elaborate multicell colony involving arrays of long, thin hollow tubes called cannulae that stick out from the cells' surfaces and connect them into a dense bush-like agglomeration. The function of these cannulae is not settled, but they may allow communication or nutrient exchange with neighbors. Multi-species colonies exist, such as the "string-of-pearls" community that was discovered in 2001 in a German swamp. Round whitish colonies of a novel Euryarchaeota species are spaced along thin filaments that can range up to 15 centimetres (5.9 in) long; these filaments are made of a particular bacteria species.

You are a liar when it comes to evolution. There is no other definition for what you do. You Lie.

amphicoelias said...

We can't let the religious people take over! Then we'll have dissidents getting exiled to Siberia, sent to death camps, and their science museums will be turned into churches!!! Oh, wait...