by Dr. Nathaniel T. Jeanson on February 11, 2021
Breakthrough findings repudiate Darwin with falsifiable and fulfilled predictions—the gold standard of actual scientific research.
This year (AD 2021) marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s second major origins work, The Descent of Man. Published twelve years after his more famous 1859 publication, On the Origin of Species, Darwin’s book Descent of Man picked up where On the Origin had left off. In 1859, Darwin had sidestepped the delicate question of human evolution:
In Descent of Man, Darwin took up the human origins question and ran with it.
Your Parents: The Animals
Darwin’s Descent of Man is unambiguous in its conclusions: Man evolved from lower animals; man is not a special, direct creation of God. Nevertheless, when reflecting on the implications of his thesis, Darwin waxed philosophical:
Darwin’s Descent of Man is unambiguous in its conclusions: Man evolved from lower animals; man is not a special, direct creation of God.
Thus we have given to man a pedigree of prodigious length, but not, it may be said, of noble quality. The world, it has often been remarked, appears as if it had long been preparing for the advent of man; and this, in one sense is strictly true, for he owes his birth to a long line of progenitors. If any single link in this chain had never existed, man would not have been exactly what he now is. Unless we wilfully close our eyes, we may, with our present knowledge, approximately recognise our parentage; nor need we feel ashamed of it. The most humble organism is something much higher than the inorganic dust under our feet; and no one with an unbiassed mind can study any living creature, however humble, without being struck with enthusiasm at its marvellous structure and properties.2
On the question of human evolution, the modern scientific community has followed in Darwin’s footsteps. Surveys show that over 90% of scientific professionals accept that “Humans and other living things have evolved over time due to natural processes such as natural selection.”3