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More journalistic idiocy about evolution

Last updated on 4 Oct 2017

This, from SBS World News, a usually relatively reliable public news service in Australia, on their report on the new hominid.

I sent them this message:

I have to criticise the moronic commentary in the World News tonight –

No, the lack of transitional fossils hasn’t been a problem for evolutionary theory since the turn of the 20th century, well over a century ago

No, there is no “missing link” – that relies upon a view of evolution that Darwin replaced

I fear that your reporter or producer relied upon creationist websites. There are lots of people who study the history and theory of biology – couldn’t you have at least tried to find someone to tell you what to say?


  1. The repost is about on a level with the ones here in Germany. ๐Ÿ™

  2. That should read; The report…

  3. Ian H Spedding FCD Ian H Spedding FCD

    “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”

    –Mark Twain

    • Paul Armstrong Paul Armstrong

      love that quote

  4. Mike from Ottawa Mike from Ottawa

    The Disinformation Institute would have been proud to have turned out that report. Or did they!

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