Darwin reports Haughton’s verdict as having been that “all that was new in there was false, and what was true was old.”
Explaining the origin of complex phenotypic novelty is the million-dollar question in evolutionary biology.
While others demand crackdowns on “fake news,” the Society reminds us that the history of science is one of error correction.
Some ideologies (such as Darwinism) wrap themselves in the mantle of science even though they lack — or are inconsistent with — the evidence.
The meeting exposed the reality, hidden from the public, that leading evolutionary theorists recognize that natural selection has no real creative power.