I didn't open the blog because it sounded like a conspiracy type theory to me. I will watch comments before I pursue his ideas. Frankly, Darwin's ideas were skimpy on details because he was breaking new ground and expected scientists to build on his observations. That is what scientists do.
Are the fundies shooting themselves in the foot. He may have been banging on longer than most but he is'nt the only one to try grasp at Evolution now. Some view of it is beginning to creep into many of their discussions. Even the last pope apparently ascribed to Evolutionary theory. They can no longer deny the advances science has made even whilst they are trying to twist it to their own purpose, cracks in the dam?
As I said he's not the only one, this is a comment from C4 T.V in the U.K. discussing the images from the Planck telescope, which are fantastic. However the fundies are at it again, and this from an ex particle physicist, and I always wonder about the social and economic motivations of people like this.
However, Dr Andrew Pinsent, an Oxford University theologian who formerly worked as a particle physicist at CERN, and who will tomorrow host a conference called 'God and Physics' at the university, told Channel 4 News that science and religion are inextricably linked, rather than opposed
"For many religious believers, these pictures obviously resonate with the opening words of Genesis, "Let there be light!" and may, I think, re-kindle a healthy sense of wonder at the majesty of the cosmos."
Best ignoring that then and just concentrate on the images.