Darwin was a genius in his time. Young inquisitive years were spent, short bed cramped, on the salty survey barque H.M.S Beagle. The reward was hero status on his return to foggy London in 1836. Charles’s exciting observations of mysterious jungles and misty Brazilian mountain ranges led glamour to his jolting conclusions.
Against this rallied Bishop Usher’s crusty thoughts on a “creation” confined to a five thousand year history of the world. Usher’s viewpoint became the subject of jokes amongst the cynical, sherry sipping Victorians. All was swept before the Darwin wunderkind of the age of reason. Together with Hutton and Lyle he revolutionized concepts on the age of the world and set in concrete what is now called Uniformitarianism. To this clique, slow inexorable time, with its miniscule snail like progress, genteelly explains all change in geology and biology. Suddenly the world was millions of years old.
But Darwin got it wrong. Today the Holy Grail of most school and university education demands evolution by Darwin’s natural selection. In the annals of modern science he has the impeccable status the bible once held before we became a, computer driven, science worshiping society. On a filming expedition to county Kent in England I thoughtfully absorbed his pristine country manor. It was like an iconic national shrine. The local Guinness swilling villagers would not hear a word against him. And rightly so. He was a man for his time.
But like most human grasps for certainty his admirable and once unique concepts have been shown to be dubious. Very dubious. Actually badly wrong. And like most dogmas they lurch on until their advocates have departed old and grey.
Hang on. Everyone knows the Theory of Evolution is proven science. I’ve heard that saying somewhere before. Well if you collect a gang of peer reviewed papers, who necessarily have the same viewpoint, of course they will all agree. But let’s ponder for awhile. What did Darwin postulate that was unique? It was the theory of evolution by Natural Selection that was his distinguishing brainchild.
Survival of the fittest. You know, the one left standing after a brawl at the local footy club. Or the hottest “femme fatalle” in the beauty pageant. All very well what a polyglot of personalities we ‘survivors’ actually are. Not many aspiring fit bodies seen down at the Mornington Yacht Club. But somehow this paradigm has become twisted into a conundrum where the living organism slowly but surely adapts to circumstance and slowly but surely works its way up the evolutionary ladder. It specifically claims genetic changes occur from a bit by bit competitive process. Darwin dogma today has the high five.
Not only organisms but nowadays organizations grandly aspire towards this evolutionary excellence. We thus have bacteria seeking to become superbugs, humans reaching out for sharper athletic records and corporations relentlessly seeking perfection in human relationships. The more highly evolved team leader rather than the brutal boss. Somehow they believe that Natural selection has chosen their favourite child to become great by a competitive, subtle genius.
So amidst our blind acceptance of Darwin’s theory laden belief what actually does change species? It is not slow methodical evolution. New York University Geologist Michael Rampino concludes:
Charles Darwin’s theory of gradual evolution is not supported by geological history.
Mind breaking new thoughts are that DNA (our species blueprint) changes dramatically and immediately given extreme provocation. The science of polyploidy, with its same sex division, allows this. Animal species such as Salmon and some plants and insects (e.g. drosophila) form new species when subjected to radical chemical (e.g. colchicines) and radiation insults(X rays, UV, alpha and beta rays). This curiously personifies cosmic synchrotron radiation.
Extinction is a chaotic, radical and catastrophic process that DNA intelligently and instantaneously adapts to in genetic mega leaps. What provokes the DNA to intelligently leap? DNA surprisingly has an inbuilt intuitive but intelligent brain that reacts to sudden assaults on the existing electromagnetic HARMONIC. For a few thousand years this may remain relatively static. Then an invading electromagnetic pulse in the shape of a comet, coronal mass ejection (CME), exploding super-nova or planet in disturbed motion, reduces the environment to chaos. Synchrotron radiation in the form of X-rays, ultra violet, positive and negative ions pour down and infiltrate the DNA structure. An electromagnetic variant locks in. A new harmonic Lamor frequency is established. The DNA sees, reads and immediately creates new species under this defining electromagnetic spectrum. The old is wiped out, the genetically modified survivors reappear with their optimized DNA embracing an entirely new animal or plant species. Voila! The DNA evolves, not by natural selection but by genetic adaptive mega leaps. Just as DNA can repair itself so it ‘knows’ the correct formula for the new electromagnetic environment. It is not a mutation but an intelligent creation.DNA is no headless dummy.
Without exception there has never been a new species without a preceding mass extinction. As Harvard palaeontologist S.J. Gould notes:
Fossil records demonstrate that a species remains unchanged for millions of years before abruptly disappearing. Gradualism is not a fact of nature. Most new species appear with a bang. Nature does take leaps.
There are no intermediate species. Palaeontologists well know this and talk of KT and other defining extinction boundaries. Berkeley nuclear scientist, Rick Firestone, talks of the black matt that separates the demise of the mammoths and Clovis Indians from the next generation of species. The skulls of extinct mammoths and numerous other life forms are pitted with radioactive iridium and carbon spherules. Theirs was a catastrophic demise.
This is not necessarily a worldwide but always a widespread extinction. Sometimes enclaves, such as in Australia, survive with its own unique species. Occasionally the changes are momentous as in from lizard to dinosaur. Sometimes they are mild as in mammoth to elephant. But always they are extraordinary genetic leaps. DNA is an incredible, intelligent and mysterious adaptive life force.
PETER MUNGO JUPP
Below is the Darwin Got It Wrong intro video on Mungoflix.com