|September 2019 Newsletter|
Evolutionary Biology textbooks:
|Hard natural empirical science involves objective analysis – detached investigation, quantification, and classification (inductive reasoning), as in chemistry and physics.||Soft human behavioral science includes subjective motivations – assumed values, attitudes, tastes, and preferences (deductive reasoning), as in sociology and psychology.|
| On origins, evolutionary Biology textbooks are |
models of rhetoric in soft human behavioral science,
not manuals of research in hard natural empirical science,
because they OPPORTUNISTICALLY claim that …
“The uniformitarian present* is the key to the past.”
(*i.e., long ages)
EXCEPT WHEN IT IS NOT – NAMELY, WHENThe non-uniformitarian past** is the key to the present.
(**i.e., life from non-life)
|Is the uniformitarian present the key to a non-uniformitarian past, and vice versa? If the present is uniformitarian, why was not the past? If the past was non-uniformitarian, why is not the present?|
|Because each of the two circularly-reasoned conflicting claims above is supposedly true only if and when it upholds evolutionary Biology on origins, and allegedly false only if and when it upends evolutionary Biology on origins.|
|But if the present, like the past, is non-uniformitarian, long ages may be unnecessary. Or if the past, like the present, was uniformitarian, life did not arise from non-life.|
|If both clashing statements above are equally true, they are likewise equally false, because they are mutually exclusive. “Uniformitarian non-uniformitarianism” and “non-uniformitarian uniformitarianism” are their inevitable reductio ad absurdum.|
|With philosophical naturalism the mandated end and a nature-centered view of origins the necessary means, chaos, illogic, contradiction, incoherence, irrationality, and self-refutation taint evolutionary Biology textbooks on origins.|
|Feigned synthesis of the two antitheses above, with non-sequitur evolutionary origins premised on philosophical naturalism, is quasi-religious pseudo-science. Any total view of reality is a religion. Not all religions are theistic.|
|On origins, evolutionary Biology textbooks tout philosophical naturalism, not the study of nature; and pitch soft human behavioral science, not hard natural empirical science.|
|Epitaph for a Tattered TEXTile|
|'Midst this flawed cloth a snag doth run.
When tugged, with warp and woof undone,
That fatal thread relentlessly
Unravels the whole tapestry.
|It frays, by false assumptions roiled;
It rips, by cynic crafters spoiled –
Strategic stitchings cleft apart,
A ragged fabric, shredded art.
|Asunder thru these blunders torn |
From self-destructive weaving worn,
No emperor's new clothes can hide
Such naturalistic suicide.