Human beings are no exception to biological evolution....
It is a question that has haunted the entire history of humanity.
Recent studies have raised questions about how we define species. As part of the neo darwinian synthesis in the mid-20th century, Ernst Mayr identified reproductive isolation as a requirement of new species formation, but in late 2016, devoted a news feature on the role of hybrids in evolution, reporting:
Anna Guigne sent a stack of chainletters and answered questions.
Scientists acknowledge that there are some questions science simply cannot answer. Whether Genesis as recorded in the King James Bible describes a literal truth about the physical universe is a testable hypothesis, and it turns out to be false. We know this from dating of rocks and fossils, for one thing. But whether or not there is a God is not a testable hypothesis. That's a matter of personal belief. As Stephen Jay Gould put it, science and religion are "nonoverlapping magisteria." While evolution doesn't require a supreme being, it doesn't preclude the existence or involvement of such a being, either.
began to form a list of scientists who question evolution.
Dennett refers to Darwin's theory of evolution as a universal acid, a theory so powerful it seeps through every traditional concept and leaves behind a revolutionized world-view, resulting not only in a fundamental shift in the way in which we perceive ourselves as human beings, but more importantly, in the death of God....