Thursday, January 14, 2010

Refuted 100 years ago but still the myth perpetuates

Occasionally I hear someone rabbiting on about how Charles Darwin renounced evolution and accepted Jesus on his death bed. Every time I hear someone repeat this I face-palm. It wouldn't even matter if it were true, as the theory of evolution by natural selection sits on a solid mound of evidence, not on the laurels of it's originator. The fact of the matter is though that the story originated 33 years after Darwins death, a woman named Elizabeth Reid (aka. Lady Hope) claimed that she had met with him before he died, when no such meeting ever occured. The children of Charles Darwin protested against this story and Lady Hope was exposed as a liar.

Not only was this pathetic excuse for an argument against evolution refuted nearly 100 years ago, but most leading creationists don't even support the use of it.

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