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PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS WHO DISSENT FROM DARWINISM

Posted by ssbg on August 27, 2006

 

As medical doctors we are skeptical of the claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the origination and complexity of life and we therefore dissent from Darwinian macroevolution as a viable theory.  This does not imply the endorsement of any alternative theory.

Sadly, academic freedom is no longer assured in America and other countries.  This is especially true when it involves espousing views contrary to the theory of Darwinian macroevolution.  Numerous instances have been documented where scientists and teachers have been censored and even removed from their positions for facilitating open discussion of the empirical problems of the dominant theory.  In fact, one scientist who simply followed procedures in allowing a controversial article to be peer-reviewed and then published in the journal he edited, was publicly vilified and relentlessly persecuted.[1] 

As academia has suppressed freedom of speech in this area, another avenue needs to be available to promote accurate knowledge and the free exchange of ideas concerning the debate over Darwinism and alternative theories on origins.  To accomplish that goal, Physicians and Surgeons for Scientific Integrity (PSSI) has been established.  PSSI is a means for physicians and surgeons to be counted among those skeptical of nature-driven Darwinian macroevolution.  PSSI members agree to a “Physicians and Surgeons’ Statement of Dissent” which states “We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the origination and complexity of life and we therefore dissent from Darwinian macroevolution as a viable theory. This does not imply the endorsement of any alternative theory.”  This statement is similar to that signed by over 500 scientists worldwide and posted by Discovery Institute at the web site www.dissentfromdarwin.org

Allowing physicians and surgeons to speak on this subject with a united voice in significant numbers is one of the best ways to let the scientific facts be known, and to dispel falsehoods, innuendoes, fantasies, and distortions that recently have been flooding the media.

Any person with an M.D., D. O., D.D.S., D.M.D., D.V.M. or equivalent may become a member of PSSI.  There is no cost to become a member, and agnostics or members of any religious faith are welcome.  Information provided to PSSI by its members beyond their name, medical specialty and city of residence will be kept strictly confidential.  To join PSSI, click here and complete the simple application.  You will be notified via e-mail of your inclusion on the members’ list.

Each new member will be provided, at no cost, a copy of the superb video, Unlocking the Mystery of Life [2] (UMOL).  UMOL has been shown nationally in the United States by the Public Broadcasting System and is being translated into numerous languages, many of which are completed, including Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Catalan, Czech, Japanese, Khmer, Mandarin, Spanish and Russian.

PSSI will be involved in activities and events to educate the public on this critical subject. These include the distribution of the UMOL DVD to high school and college students, teachers and professors, and sponsoring educational conferences, seminars and debates in the United States and internationally.

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One Response to “PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS WHO DISSENT FROM DARWINISM”

  1. edarrell said

    Will you publish the names of these physicians? I have a condition that makes me susceptible to strep infections — and I need to be sure that these people who don’t believe in strep mutations are not in charge of my care. Last fool like that nearly killed me.

    Oh, and if any of them have any research to back up their views, would you encourage them to publish it? Twenty years since the hiring of the first PR firm to push intelligent design, and still only two papers to support it, and they are weak ones. Einstein himself published 250% of that output, in 1905. His work on gravity was experimentally confirmed in 1919, just 14 years later. If Earthshaking stuff like Einstein’s can be published, experimented with, and verified in under 15 years, why should we not count ID out, after having waited 20 years for any hypothesis, and having waited in vain?

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