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Conversations with Michael Denton: You Can Move the Statue if You Wish…

David Klinghoffer

But you can’t thereby dissolve the threat posed by the structuralism of the great 19th-century biologist Richard Owen to Darwinian adaptationalism. In a short video conversation, biologist Michael Denton recalls the poignant attempt by London’s Natural History Museum to give pride of place to Charles Darwin by carting away Owen’s statue in favor of Darwin’s.

Rearranging statuary doesn’t change the fact that biology increasingly recognizes the power of laws of form, woven into the design of the universe, over natural selection in guiding evolution. We are seeing Owen’s vision vindicated and Darwinism severely limited in its application, even as evolutionary biologists, in a growing choir, claim to have known that all along.

For the full story, get your copy of Dr. Denton’s new book, Evolution: Still a Theory in Crisis. For a limited time, you’ll enjoy a 30 percent discount at CreateSpace by using the discount code QBDHMYJH.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.

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