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Why Darwinian Evolution Does Not Work

By

Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif

© Copyright 2009 by Anthony J. Fejfar

The work of Philosopher of Science, Henri Bergson, is instructive in critiquing

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. As I was taught Darwin in my Public School

biology class, evolution ala Darwin is based on the idea that random genetic mutations

produce physical changes in animals and human beings and such changes are then tested

in the laboratory of biological survival competition. The idea is that survival of the

fittest will retain and promote biological qualities which are benefiting the organism from

a biological point view.

Bergson points out that Darwin is dead wrong. Evolution is a much complicated

process because all sorts of biological adaptations come in stages which hinder the

organism rather than promote its survival. So, for example let consider the human eye.

The eye is connected neurally to the central nervous system and and also involves,

minimally both a retina and a cornea. Let assume that a “random mutation” produces a

retina. This retina is simply wasteful baggage for the human body and evolution should

delete as unnecessary for survival. When the cornea shows up ten thousand years later

through random mutation there is not reason to think that the retina will still be around. It

should have been elimated a long time ago as superfluous.

Finally, Rupert Sheldrake, a evolutionary biologist argues, like myself, that

forms or fields exist metaphysically which guide evolution and “arandom mutations.”

Similiarly, applying principles of Quantum Evolution it is clear that large Quantum

not gradually as Darwin states. .Leaps can take place in human or animal evolution causing complex changes to occur suddenly as Bergson state.