The Real Warfare ThesisComputational Molecular Evolution course professor Anders Gorm Pedersen states that “evolutionary theory is the conceptual foundation of biology” and that “A phylogenetic [evolutionary] tree will almost always help you think more clearly about your biological problem.” That might seem strange since evolutionary theory’s fundamental predictions have turned out to be false and the species do not fit into an evolutionary tree. But all is clear when Pedersen approvingly quotes what is practically evolution’s official motto from Theodosius Dobzhansky: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”
This statement is diametrically opposed to empirical science, for it is a universal truth claim that is impossible in science. To better understand that you can first restate the motto to its logical positive equivalent: “Everything in biology only makes sense in light of evolution.” A scientist would never, and indeed could never, claim that evidence X can only be explained by theory Y. That’s because a scientist cannot know of all possible theories and explanations. Such knowledge simply is not available within science.
Aside from the minor problem that most of biology does not make sense in light of evolution (and that problem really is the minor one in this case), there is no scientific experiment or rationale that can inform us of all possible explanations for the origin of the world, let alone how well they explain the evidence.
But evolution never was about science in the first place. In evolutionary theory, the science is like window dressing. It comes after the fact that evolution is true. If you don’t believe me just read the literature. Dobzhansky’s non scientific statement is like a chant for evolutionists. It is the continual drumbeat in the background of evolutionary thought. It appears everywhere from the popular literature to peer-reviewed research papers to classroom material such as in Pedersen’s course.
Evolutionists could not be more clear about their beliefs and their non scientific claims. This is not a minor or tangential aspect of evolutionary thought. For evolutionists this is their core position. They are at war with empirical science. A theory that continually contradicts the evidence is declared to be a fact because, well, it must be.
Religion drives science, and it matters.