At National Review Online, Berlinski Skewers Darwinism as "a String of Wet Sponges on a Clothesline"
David Berlinski is the William F. Buckley Jr. of Darwin doubters, so there's a certain fitting (as well as entertaining and enlightening) quality to the series of interviews with Dr. Berlinski being serially aired at National Review Online. Part 2 is now up for view. Peter Robinson, firmly on Berlinski's side on the evolution question, conducts the conversation with a pleasing, modest everyman's sort of manner. Berlinski, of course, is a great talker.
Regarding Darwinian theory:
That's not a theory. That's just a string of wet sponges on a clothesline. That doesn't tell us anything deep about biological structure.Robinson asks how it could be, then, that Darwin swept the field of biology by the end of the 19th century. Berlinski:
It is simply an exercise in conditional plausibility. Yeah, it could have happened that way.
How did it happen that Marxism swept its field, swept it so thoroughly and completely that a hundred million people had to die before someone realized "You know, that's not such a swell theory after all. That theory may have certain problems."On the general run of professional scholars:
Academics throughout the Western world form a native conspiracy class. They'll believe anything. And once they believe something the conspiracy is held very tenaciously.It's great stuff. Watch it here.