18th AND 19th century scientists Pt 7

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18th AND 19th century scientists Pt 7

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He relied heavily on stories instead of facts. Confusing
examples would be given. He would use specious and
devious arguments, and spent much time suggesting possible
explanations why the facts he needed were not available.
Here is an example of his reasoning: To explain the
fossil trans-species gaps, Darwin suggested that species
must have been changing quickly in other parts of the world
where men had not yet examined the strata.

Later these changed species traveled over to the Western World, to be
found in strata there as new species. So species were changing
on the other side of the world, and that was why species
in the process of change were not found on our side!
With thinking like this, who needs science? But remember
that Charles Darwin never had a day of schooling
in the sciences.

Here is Darwin’s explanation of how one species
changes into another: It is a variation of *Lamarck’s
theory of inheritance of acquired characteristics (*Nicholas
Hutton III, Evidence of Evolution, 1962, p. 138). Calling
it pangenesis, Darwin said that an organ affected by
the environment would respond by giving off particles that
he called gemmules. These particles supposedly helped determine
hereditary characteristics.

The environment would affect an organ; gemmules would drop out of the organ;
and the gemmules would travel to the reproductive organs,
where they would affect the cells (*W. Stansfield, Science
of Evolution, 1977, p. 38). As mentioned earlier,
scientists today are ashamed of Darwin’s ideas.
In his book, Darwin taught that man came from an
ape, and that the stronger races would, within a century or
two, destroy the weaker ones. (Modern evolutionists claim
that man and ape descended from a common ancestor.)

After taking part in the witchcraft ceremonies, not
only was his mind affected but his body also. He developed
a chronic and incapacitating illness, and went to his
death under a depression he could not shake (Random
House Encyclopedia, 1977, p. 768).
He frequently commented in private letters that he
recognized that there was no evidence for his theory,
and that it could destroy the morality of the human
race. “Long before the reader has arrived at this part of
my work, a crowd of difficulties will have occurred to him.

Some of them are so serious that to this day I can hardly
reflect on them without in some degree becoming staggered”
(*Charles Darwin, Origin of the Species, 1860, p.
178; quoted from Harvard Classics, 1909 ed., Vol. 11).
“Often a cold shudder has run through me, and I have asked
myself whether I may have not devoted myself to a phantasy”
(*Charles Darwin, Life and Letters, 1887, Vol. 2, p.

*Thomas Huxley (1825-1895) was the man *Darwin
called “my
bulldog.” *Darwin was so frail in health
that he did not make public appearances, but remained secluded
in the mansion he inherited. After being personally
converted by Darwin (on a visit to Darwin’s home), Huxley
championed the evolutionary cause with everything he
had. In the latter part of the 19th century, while *Haeckel
labored earnestly on the European continent, Huxley
was Darwin’s primary advocate in England.

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