Advocacy against Materialism and Neo-Darwinism: 2022 (part 2)


 

Article "Fossil Friday: Walking Whales and Why All Critiques of the Waiting Time Problem Fail" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (September 30, 2022).

Photo: Pakicetus and Ambulocetus by Thewissen 2009, via Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0
Photo: Pakicetus and Ambulocetus by Thewissen 2009, via Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0

Photo: Moniopterus japonicus, modified after Haga et al. 2010, https://doi.org/10.1666/09-126.1, fair use
Photo: Moniopterus japonicus, modified after Haga et al. 2010, https://doi.org/10.1666/09-126.1, fair use

 

Article "Fossil Friday: Moniopterus — Snake, Beetle, or Mollusk?" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (October 7, 2022) about weak and overinterpreted evidence in paleontology.


Article "Fossil Friday: Eurotamandua — Anteater or Not Even Close?" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (October 14, 2022) about a controversial fossil, the problem of interpretation in paleontology, and the phenomenon of convergence as a design signal.


Photo: Undescribed putative angiosperm from the Crato Formation, by G. Bechly 2008
Photo: Undescribed putative angiosperm from the Crato Formation, by G. Bechly 2008

 

Article "Fossil Friday: Flowering Plants — Darwin’s Abominable Mystery" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (October 21, 2022).


 

Article "Fossil Friday: Ludodactylus and the Origin of Pterosaurs" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (October 28, 2022) about the abrupt origin of pterosaurs.

Photo: Ludodactylus sibbicki, by G. Bechly 2008
Photo: Ludodactylus sibbicki, by G. Bechly 2008

 

Andrew McDiarmid reads my article at Salvo magazine for episode 1670 "A Scientist’s Path from Atheism to Christian Theism" of the ID the Future podcast (November 2, 2022).


Article "Günter Bechly: A Scientist’s Path from Atheism to Christian Theism" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (November 2, 2022) about my personal testimony at Salvo Magazine and the ID the Future podcast.

A YouTube troll, who runs under the name of "Professor Dave", just published a dull piece of propaganda garbage against me, which should speak for itself with its total lack of civil discourse: https://youtu.be/NFPHvvJWVAk (November 4, 2022). My only response to this ridiculous botch will be this brief comment at Facebook, because one should not feed the trolls too much (but you may stay tuned for my already finished multi-part article series debunking his similar video against Stephen Meyer and his book "Darwin's Doubt"):

 

Article "Fossil Friday: Desmostylia, and the Problem of Horizontal Tooth Displacement" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (November 4, 2022).

Photo: Neoparadoxia cecilialina, Darwin’s Bulldog at Wikimedia, CC0 1.0 Public Domain
Photo: Neoparadoxia cecilialina, Darwin’s Bulldog at Wikimedia, CC0 1.0 Public Domain

Photo: Cratoborellia gorbi, paratype MSF Z10, G. Bechly 2006
Photo: Cratoborellia gorbi, paratype MSF Z10, G. Bechly 2006

 

Article "Fossil Friday: The Complex Wing Folding of Earwigs" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (November 11, 2022) about an engineering marvel in insects.


 

Article "Fossil Friday: Florigerminis, Another Failed Candidate for a Jurassic Flowering Plant" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (November 18, 2022).

Photo: Florigerminis jurassica, NIGPAS 2022, fair use
Photo: Florigerminis jurassica, NIGPAS 2022, fair use

Photo: Mexican amber forgery of a wasp in artificial resin, coll. SMNS, Bechly 2015
Photo: Mexican amber forgery of a wasp in artificial resin, coll. SMNS, Bechly 2015

 

Article "Fossil Friday: Fake Amber and the Piltdown Fly" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (November 25, 2022) about forged fossils and duped scientists.


 

First part of my 7-part article series "Debunking “Professor Dave’s” Hit Piece Against Stephen Meyerat Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (November 28, 2022).

Photo: Dave Farina, via YouTube, fair use
Photo: Dave Farina, via YouTube, fair use

Photo: Angiosperm-like pollen Type I from the Middle Triassic of Switzerland, modified after Hochuli & Feist-Burkhardt 2013 in Frontiers, CC BY 4.0
Photo: Angiosperm-like pollen Type I from the Middle Triassic of Switzerland, modified after Hochuli & Feist-Burkhardt 2013 in Frontiers, CC BY 4.0

Article "Fossil Friday: Is Triassic Angiosperm-Like Pollen a Solution to Darwin’s Abominable Mystery?" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (December 2, 2022) about a final objection to the abrupt appearance of flowering plants in the Lower Cretaceous.


 

Article "Fossil Friday: Purgatorius and the Abrupt Origin of Primates" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (December 9, 2022) opens a new series on the abrupt origins of the placental mammal orders in the Lower Tertiary.

Photo: High resolution CT scans of fossilized teeth and jaw bones of Purgatorius mckeeveri material from UCMP, Gregory Wilson Mantilla / Stephen Chester, fair use
Photo: High resolution CT scans of fossilized teeth and jaw bones of Purgatorius mckeeveri material from UCMP, Gregory Wilson Mantilla / Stephen Chester, fair use

Photo: Gylptodon, by Wolfman SF via Wikimedia, GFDL and CC BY-SA 3.0
Photo: Gylptodon, by Wolfman SF via Wikimedia, GFDL and CC BY-SA 3.0

 

Article "Fossil Friday: The Giant Armadillo Glyptodon and the Abrupt Origin of Xenarthrans" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (December 16, 2022).


 

Article "Fossil Friday: Miocene Aardvarks and the Abrupt Origin of Tubulidentata" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (December 23, 2022).

Photo: Amphiorycteropus gaudryi, Miocene Greece, modified after Koufos 2022 fig. 3, fair use
Photo: Amphiorycteropus gaudryi, Miocene Greece, modified after Koufos 2022 fig. 3, fair use

Photo: Namasengi mockeae, mandible, Eocene, Namibia, from fig. 11 in Senut & Pickford 2021, fair use
Photo: Namasengi mockeae, mandible, Eocene, Namibia, from fig. 11 in Senut & Pickford 2021, fair use

 

Article "Fossil Friday: Fossil Elephant Shrews and the Abrupt Origin of Macroscelidea" at Discovery Institute's site Evolution News (December 30, 2022).


Speaking engagements and other scheduled events for 2022:

  • January 12, 2022 (via Zoom): Interview with me by Fazale Rana for Reasons to Believe about "The Fossil Record & Christianity".
  • January 16, 2022 (via Streamyard): Interview with me by Ahmed Eshrah about "What Paleontology has to say against Macro-Evolution" for his Finding Truth YouTube channel.
  • Janury 20, 2022  (via Streamyard): Interview (and Q&A) by Santi Rangel for the Explain International YouTube channel.
  • April 30, 2022 (via Zoom): Testimony for the LA Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship (about 50 participants).
  • May 2, 2022 (via Zoom): Recording of two podcast episodes for ID the Future with Casey Luskin.
  • June 7, 2022: Recording of an interview for a documentary movie at London, together with Stephen C. Meyer and John Lennox.
  • June 18, 2022: Lecture "The Waiting Time Problem and a New Argument against Neo-Darwinism" at the conference "The  Inference to Intelligent Design as a Tool for Science" by CIID in Turin, Italy.
  • July 6, 2022 (via Zoom): Live lecture and Q&A "Hat die Wissenschaft Gott begraben?" for a project week of the Montessori-Schule Chemnitz (12 participants).
  • July 14, 2022 (via Zoom): Live Q&A for Discovery Institute's International Summer Seminars session “Explosions in the History of Life & The Waiting Times Problem”.
  • July 19, 2022 (via Zoom): Interview by John David Beling for his YouTube channel.
  • July 30, 2022 (via Zoom): General meeting of the Zentrum für BioKomplexität & NaturTeleologie.
  • October 10, 2022 (via Zoom): Lecture on the Cambrian Explosion and the fossil record as problem for Darwinism for the class "Science and Religion" (26 students) at Luther College in Decorah (IA).
  • October 12, 2022 (via Zoom): Lecture "The Waiting Time Problem and a New Challenge for  Neo-Darwinism" for BioCosmos Kenya at the Pwani University in Kilifi / Kenya.
  • October 15-20, 2022: Speaking about the waiting time problem at a private multidisciplinary conference in Florence. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my participation because of my second Covid infection.