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Daily Kos: Larsen: "Darwinism makes Kierkegaardian leaps of faith"

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In my ongoing dialogue with conservative Idaho State Journal columnist Richard Larsen, some interesting assertions arise in his views on evolution, stated in a recent column.

Larsen writes:

To apply the valid tenets of evolution and then make Kierkegaardian "leaps of faith" to make assertions that are not supported by the science is what Darwinism does. Such assumptions include, but are not limited to, trans-genus, trans-class, or trans-species evolution. There is no paleontological evidence of gradual and progressive evolution of bugs to mice, or frogs to birds, etc. And to make the presumption that this all started from a big bang which itself is causally inexplicable to scientists is another such leap of faith.

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#1 Sep 28, 2011
Larsen cites Stephen Gould, Professor of Geology and Peleontology at Harvard, who although an evolutionist, has admitted that the absence of fossil evidence for intermediary stages between major transitions in organic design ... "indeed our inability, even in our imagination, to construct functional intermediates in many cases, has been a persistent and nagging problem for gradualistic accounts of evolution." Gould continues,“All paleontologists know that the fossil record contains precious little [actually, nothing] in the way of intermediate forms; transitions between the major groups are characteristically abrupt.”

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