Title
Taxonomy alive and kicking : or how taxonomy can help debunking creationist thinking Taxonomy alive and kicking : or how taxonomy can help debunking creationist thinking
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Publication type
article
Publication
Ašores :Sociedade Afonso Chaves ,
Subject
Biology
Source (journal)
Ašoreana : revista de Estudos Ašoreanos. - Ašores
Volume/pages
(2011) :S:7 , p. 241-291
ISSN
0874-0380
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The present work aims at illustrating how taxonomy can provide an essential contribution to debunk creationist anti-evolutionary arguments. It does so by scrutinizing the taxonomic basis of the Atlas of Creation, the major opus of the Turkish creationist consortium operating under the pen name Harun Yahya. The basic aim of the Atlas of Creation is to prove that evolution does not occur by showing that fossil and recent organisms are identical, i.e. have not changed since their divine creation. However, the taxonomic foundation onto which this argument is built is completely flawed, up to the point of being hilarious. As such the Atlas of Creation has not the slightest biological credibility, let alone that it would represent a serious challenge for evolutionary theory. So taxonomy can indeed eff ectively contribute to countering creationist theories.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/4e47a7/aea09bde64f.pdf
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