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discovery in Biology, via Santorum, Huckabee, and Robertson

Postby hyksos on September 23rd, 2019, 2:55 pm 

Darwin was British and Gregor Mendel was Austrian. The Origin of Species was published in 1853, and Mendel's landmark experiments with pea plants were completed in 1864, the two events being separated by only 11 years.

We ask why did these two events in biology happen so close to each other and why in the middle 19th century?

We will seek our answer to this question from the wisdom of Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee and Pat Robertson. This nexus of pundits will tell us why Mendel and Darwin's key scientific discoveries took place in the space of 11 years in the 19th century.

Clearly secular ideology was trending at the time. For many years in the mid 1850s, the Great Atheist Conference was held annually in Oslo. It was a place where writers and intellectuals could meet from all over to express hatred at Christianity and give lecture on secularism and godlessnes. Darwin and Mendel first met at one such conference in 1859, and both men were impressed by the intensity of each other's atheism. They decided to meet again years later, 1861. It was from those fateful meetings that the godless men would hatch their plots to destroy Christian culture in all of Europe.

The variation as it appears in nature at the species level, and possibly those differences in varieties was already completely documented and archived far before Darwin arrived. The data for heritable traits in plants was already completely collected, tabulated and organized far before Mendel was born.

Darwin and Mendel, powered by the intensity of their hatred for Christianity, blinded and inebriated in their atheism, set out to REINTERPRET that body of observations in a manner that harmonizes with a purely secular , godless worldview.

They sought to remove God from creation entirely, for no other reason than God was incompatible with their arbitrary, speculative personal philosophy.

The thorough and systematically organized data of nature can be interpreted in another way entirely. Everything observed can be understood as the products of divine creation, and this is a perfectly valid interpretation. The divine plan that underpins all of the variety of life is easily seen. Even the variation in bacterial species is fixed according to his plan, and does not change. The information in DNA cannot increase.

Only secular ideologues would deny this perfectly valid interpretation of nature and try to kick it out of our schools. Only those who seek to indoctrinate you into secular worldview would tell you otherwise. Only those who want to oppress Christians and censor religion would claim otherwise. Only crazed ideologues with arbitrary philosophical opinions would try to suppress the clear observations demonstrating God's handiwork in every flower.

This is why universities are indoctrination centers of secular godlessness. I'd like to thank Mr. Santorum for waking me up to the truths of nature and God's designs observed copiously within it. As Santorum warned us, there is an active ongoing conspiracy by secularists to suppress and censor christian ideas. Atheists and evolutionists have taken over science and they work in secret to exclude Christian ideas from publication in journals, on purely philosophical grounds.

Now the secularists are trying to kick God out of our schools. We can't let that happen. We have to stop the evil, secular socialist government before it's too late. Soon they will be banning the Bible.
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Re: discovery in Biology, via Santorum, Huckabee, and Robert

Postby TheVat on September 23rd, 2019, 10:22 pm 

Unless we're getting into the science a little more, this possibly would fit better in a place where irony and satire find a better home? Lounge? Odds/Ends? other?

And nice to see you around the old forum again, Hyksos. Hope you've had a nice summer.
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Re: discovery in Biology, via Santorum, Huckabee, and Robert

Postby toucana on September 24th, 2019, 3:42 am 

Gregor Mendel conducted his famous research into the genetics of pea plants between 1856-1863, but his major scientific discoveries remained almost wholly unknown to the larger scientific community until some 40 years later - well after his death.

This happened for a couple of reasons. In the first place Mendel’s scientific papers were mainly published in an obscure journal that was largely devoted to rural science. Hardly any other European scientists read them at the time.

A second factor was that Mendel spent most his life living in seclusion as an Augustinian friar, and then abbot of a monastery near Brno in Moravia.

His most important work was "Experiments on Plant Hybridization" in the Proceedings of the Nature Research Society of Brünn in 1866.

The methodical monk sent reprints of the article to 40 leading biologists around Europe, including Charles Darwin. Darwin's copy was found later, with its double pages still uncut: It had not been read.

https://www.wired.com/2010/02/0208gregor-mendel-reads-paper/

Other copies of the paper were found in other collections in the same uncut, unread condition. Only one of the recipients even bothered to reply to the obscure, provincial Austrian monk. Mendel's work received little notice elsewhere and was cited a mere three times over the next 35 years.

When he died aged 64 in 1881, his successor as abbot in the monastery burned all of Mendel’s papers as a way of drawing a line under a lengthy taxation dispute with the local government.

Mendel’s work was only rediscovered and evaluated properly for the first time when German researchers carried out a major review of forgotten abstracts and publications in 1900.
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Re: discovery in Biology, via Santorum, Huckabee, and Robert

Postby hyksos on September 28th, 2019, 6:30 pm 

The methodical monk sent reprints of the article to 40 leading biologists around Europe, including Charles Darwin. Darwin's copy was found later, with its double pages still uncut: It had not been read.

https://www.wired.com/2010/02/0208grego ... ads-paper/

Other copies of the paper were found in other collections in the same uncut, unread condition. Only one of the recipients even bothered to reply to the obscure, provincial Austrian monk. Mendel's work received little notice elsewhere and was cited a mere three times over the next 35 years.

I thought Mendel had poured over his data in software, and then emailed the xls file to the Vatican. Silly me.

Are you telling me scientific data was kept on papers at the time?
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