Darwinism On The Way Out?

No matter how grand a scientific venture may be it certainly cannot capture the entire reality in its feast. Modern science cannot control cosmos, sun, planets, seasons, and so on and so forth. Hence, science confines itself to an

insignificant fraction of complete reality and entire scientific world endlessly makes attempt to understand only an insignificant portion of the entire reality. As Sir Isaac Newton said, “I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.”.

At times the scientific schemes are exceedingly fruitful and many concepts appear to be firmly established in science. However, as time progresses, with the development of new connote, the same science recognizes new phenomena, which evidently fails to accommodate the firmly established old concepts. In such situations a portion of scientific world tries to powerfully and sometimes emotionally preserve their belief on the old concepts. However, the empirical observations compel science to embrace the truth on the face of all such antagonism.

21st century biology is witnessing a move of this nature, where the empirical evidence forcing many prominent scientists to reject the old, widely used, Darwinism. Some biologists engrossed in the old disposition of Darwinism or abiology want to preserve it at any cost. In such attempts, often they cannot recognize the winkers they enforce on themselves due to their idealistic obligations rather than empirical inevitabilities. However, we must recognize the fundamental strength of science as rightly stated by Taylor[1]  in a recent News article:

“The fundamental strength of science is that it compels its practitioners to confront their own fallibility…

“Science is not always right – very far from it. What marks it out from other fields of human endeavour is that, because of its formalised humility, it’s always ready to correct itself when it makes a mistake.”

1. Taylor, M. (2012). Science is enforced humility.  The Guardian.
www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/nov/13/science-enforced-humility Accessed
12 January 2013

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