Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson is taking on Darwin. Since the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species in the mid-19th Century new fields of science have emerged – modern scientific research and genetics.
Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson of Answers in Genesis says his years of research into the origin of species proves the theory of evolution has serious flaws.
His current research involves using DNA comparisons to understand the true beginnings of life as we know it. The result of his ground-breaking study is found in his latest book Replacing Darwin: The New Origin of Species.
With a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology, Dr. Jeanson is uniquely qualified to investigate what genetics reveal about origins. CBN
Darwin reached his conclusions with only 15 percent—or less of what we know today.
“You think about Darwin’s subject matter – species like giraffes, elephants, zebras – things that we all recognize. The number that he knew in 1859 was a fraction of what we know today, probably 15 percent of what we know today Darwin knew back then,” he told CBN News.
“I think for any other historical question, if you say, ‘Hey, The author of that conclusion had only access to 15 percent of the data,’ you would probably revisit it,” Jeanson continued. CBN
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“Without this genetic knowledge, could Darwin have speculated intelligently on the origin of species? If he had no idea how traits were coded and inherited each generation, could he have identified the origin of a particular trait? Before the advent of genetics, would his explanation have had any hope of being accurate? . . . When Darwin wrote his most famous work, he took a scientific risk of massive proportions.” – Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson
Jeanson argues that Darwin’s risk was magnified by several developments outside the field of genetics. Darwin’s original arguments leaned heavily on the fossil record, on the geographic distribution of species, and on comparisons of these species at the anatomical and embryological levels. Jeanson chronicles advances in each of these fields that recast Darwin’s original conclusions.
These advances served to underscore the significance of recent genetic findings. When the human genome was finally mapped in 2001, it became possible for the first time to reach the answer to the bigger origins question. “Since traits are ultimately encoded by DNA, the origin of species is a question of the origin of DNA differences within and between species,” Jeanson explains. “The answer to this question reveals whether a fish can spawn a spider—and whether it ever did . . . . In other words, the answer to the origin of species can be uncovered for the first time right now.”
Replacing Darwin: The New Origin of Species by Nathaniel T Jeanson PhD is available at Amazon.
Video: Replacing Darwin – Interview with the Author