I’m not sure why a magazine dedicated to business would delve into the evolution issue. Nor how exactly this writer was taken in by the frauds at the Discovery Institute. But it reads like a press release straight off of Stephen Meyer’s private printing press, let the fisking begin:
“Genetics: Random mutations cause harm to organisms and do not build complexity.” (Easily disproven in theory and practice with a back mutation)
“Biochemistry: Random and undirected processes do not seem capable of producing cellular complexity.” (Wow, there’s a solid, testable, scientific proposition, eh?)
“Paleontology: The fossil record shows abrupt appearance and generally lacks intermediate fossils.” (Really, I mean … fucking really?)
“Taxonomy: Despite DNA discoveries, biologists are failing to reconstruct Darwin’s ‘tree of life’.” (I’ve been dealing with this shit for 20 years and I’m not even sure what this is supposed to mean. Darwin’s “tree of life”? Hello, 21st century, this is the Victorian age calling ….)
“Chemistry: The chemical origin of life remains an unsolved mystery. (An actual quasi-truthful statement. Not sure what it has to do with evolution, but apparently the clowns who keep making it do)
“Icons of Evolution: Textbooks often overstate or misstate key lines of evidence for modern evolutionary theory.” (On a related note, any textbook from centuries ago will prove Newton utterly missed relativity, thus invalidating all of the physics and calculus constantly pushed by gravitationists)
Two decades of work by what could have been productive scientists with degrees in the real stuff, and who knows how many millions of dollars conned out of that poor disabled fundie bastard Howard Ahmanson, and this is the best these jokers have come up with to date.
Now, Gentle Reader, you noticed I’ve left quite a bit of room for better refutations and links in my fisks (Fiskii?). That’s where you come in! If you have some ideas or links to put these lying sacks of shit in their place, let her rip!