Of course this mustn't be. Creationists don't really have widespread popular support in Sweden and I think most people here accept evolution readily because they know and trust it's well founded. But there are religious pockets where it's very predominant - the director of "Claphaminstitutet"
So now we published yet another rebuke (in Swedish) addressing their latest claims and pointing out their errors. Right now it's the
I think the most important point we make is that the evidence for evolution is gathered from many different types of observations from many different fields - systematics, embryology, biogeography, paleontology, genetics, behavioral science, you name it. The consilience of the observations is what makes evolutionary theory solid. This ties back to the creationists' claim that holes in the fossil record falsifies evolutionary theory. Evolution doesn't rest on individual findings in individual fields. To falsify it would require groundbreaking findings or completely revolutionary reinterpretations in a multitude of these fields. In the end the burden of proof lies with them. So step up and do the work or shut up!
And what do you make of that preposterous title? The call for "openness" to the unknown and "humility" in the face of the mystery of nature (or whatever) is a common trick from creationists to detract from the fact that their arguments just don't hold up. I find it so puzzling that it should be considered "humble" to bypass all critical review and consider completely unfounded claims to be of the same dignity as sound scientific conclusions. How many "alternative" explanations would we have to consider then? It's dumbfounding.
We'll wait and see if there's another round.
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