Advocacy against Materialism and Neo-Darwinism: 2020


Article "Did Cloudinids Have the Guts to be Worms" on Discovery Institute's site Evolution News from January 7, 2020 about the alleged discovery of the oldest fossil gut system from Ediacaran fossils.

Darwinist cockroach Bill Needle comments vulgar and inept as always at his Marmotism blog (Jan. 30, 2020).

Norwegian Article about me titled "Tok «feil» bøker med hjem" by Dag Erlandsen (based on paper by Karsten Pultz) at the biocosmos website (Jan. 21, 2020).

Article "The Oldest Scorpion and the Decadence of Evolutionary Science" on Discovery Institute's site Evolution News from January 21, 2020.

David Klinghoffer commented in "Scientific “Decadence” and the Myth of Objectivity" at Evolution News from January 22, 2020. And Uncommon Descent commented "Gunter Bechly On The Decadence Of Evolutionary Science" on January 25, 2020.

Renowned arthropologist Prof. William Shear agreed at the Paleoentomology Facebook group (January 23, 2020) that the scorpion paper "is turning into a classic example of over-hyped paleontology" and confirmed that my "critique of this paper is quite valid".

Of course, wannabe expert Bill Needle thinks he knows better and commented "A Gunter Bechly Intelligent Design Creationism Propaganda Shitpost About Nothing!" at his Marmotism blog (Febr. 14, 2020). This deplorable fellow clearly has mental issues.

 

 

The new German book "Schwarzbuch Wikipedia" edited by Andreas Mäckler and published at zeitgeist on February 28, 2020 reports about censorship, fakenews and cyber mobbing at Wikipedia and also includes a chapter by me titled "Happy Darwin Day! Zensor des Jahres ist Wikipedia".

 

There also is a Facebook page.


Article "Ancestor of All Animals in 555-Million-Year-Old Ediacaran Sediments?" on Discovery Institute's site Evolution News from March 26, 2020 about the alleged discovery of the oldest bilaterian animal from the Ediacaran.

Featured as "Was The “Ancestor Of All Animals” Really Identified Recently?" at Uncommon Descent (March 28, 2020).

"Interview: Gunter Bechly Paleontologist" at R.C. Kunst's blog Theology Fellow (March 28, 2002) about the theory of evolution and its problems with special reference to the fossil record .

Speaking engagements and other scheduled events for 2020:

  • February 10, 2020 (via Zoom): Presentation "Scientific Arguments against Neo-Darwinism and for Intelligent Design" (60 min.) and Q&A (30 min.)  for the Egyptian YouTube channel  ورينا نفسك.
  • February 28, 2020 (via Zencastr): Recording of two episodes for the ID the Future podcast.
  • March 13-14, 2020: Two public talks "Wissenschaftliche Argumente gegen Darwinismus und für Intelligentes Design" and "Rationale Gründe für den Glauben an Gott" (each 45 min. + 30-40 min. Q&A) for the interdenominational ICF Berlin - Grünheide (Germany).
    CANCELLED because of Covid-19 and re-scheduled for September 11-12!
  • April 21-22, 2020 (via Skype): Invited talk (40 min. + 10 min. Q&A) "A Journey from Atheism to Christianity and Intelligent Design" at the annual meeting of the Christian Scientific Society at Biola campus in Los Angeles (USA). This year the event is exclusively online (live streaming) because of Covid-19.
  • June 4-7, 2020: Invited talk "Discontinuities in the Fossil Record contradict Neo-Darwinism" (20 min. + 5 min. Q&A) at the Catholic conference "Faith, Science and Community" in Budapest (Hungary). CANCELLED because of Covid-19.
  • June 15-19, 2020: Private conference in Florence (Italy) on progress and decadence in culture, society, and science. CANCELLED because of Covid-19 and re-scheduled for 2021!
  • July 14, 2020 (via Zoom): Q&A (60 min.) on Fossil Discontinuities for the ID Summer Seminars in Seattle (USA).
  • August 7-8, 2020: Presentation of the waiting-time-project and the new German Center for BioComplexity for the DI Insiders Briefing in Seattle (USA).
  • August 30: Guest speaker at the free evangelical church Prisma in Rapperswil (Switzerland).
  • October or November 2020: Three invited talks "Zweifel an Darwin" for Forum C  in Stuttgart and Life in Plüdershausen (Germany).