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Jeff Schwartz, Jeff Schwartz, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, and the Increasingly Byzantine Conspiracy to Establish a Theocracy

I think it was George Patton who said, "If everybody's thinking the same thing, then nobody's thinking." And I believe that's the problem with this Darwinian thinking that puts all the eggs in one basket.
Oh, those ignorant people who criticize Darwinism ... this guy's probably a Christian fundamentalist, right? Determined to ignore science and establish a theocracy.

No. Jeffrey Schwartz is a noted anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh. Moreover,

In criticizing Darwin, Dr. Schwartz does not dispute his theory that humans, animals and plants evolved from other species. In fact, one of his books, "The Red Ape," argues that orangutans, not chimpanzees, are the closest evolutionary relatives of human beings.

He does take issue with two key parts of traditional Darwinian thinking, though -- gradualism and adaptation.

He's not the only one. Numerous scientists question key points of contemporary Darwinian theory. Do you hear about them in the mainstream media? In your high school science classroom? Not likely. Rather than playing by its own rules--survival of the fittest--Darwinism has claimed protected status and is being coddled along, its life artificially prolonged.

The full article about Schwartz's alternative theory is here.

And no, this isn't Jeffrey Schwartz the neuroscientist. That Schwartz is a professor at UCLA and a proponent of intelligent design. And a Buddhist.

I know, it's confusing. The fundamentalist Christian conspiracy to challenge Darwinism (Schwartz) and promote intelligent design (Schwartz) just gets more complicated every day.