You remember Günter Bechly. He’s the Discovery Institute “senior fellow” whose website used to say:
I despise the dogmatic and sometimes even fanatical stance of some evolutionists like P.Z. Myers (Pharyngula blog), Laurence Moran (Sandwalk blog), Jeffrey Shallit (Recursivity blog), Jerry Coyne (Why Evolution is True blog), freelance writer John Farrell, the anonymous coward behind The Sensuous Curmudgeon blog, and other infamous web activists against Intelligent Design and religion. [Emphasis supplied.]
We wrote about his biggest claim to fame in Discoveroid Günter Bechly Has Been ‘Erased’. The last time we wrote about him was Günter Bechly: Evolution Is Collapsing. He was ecstatic about some new discovery that could require some revision of the human evolutionary time-line.
Today his joy is boundless. This just appeared at the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: “It’s Official”: Textbook Wisdom on Human Origins Is Wrong! [*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
In three earlier articles at Evolution News [the Discoveroids’ blog], I’ve written about the numerous paleoanthropological discoveries this year that generated media headlines announcing one “rewrite” of human evolution after another. I hardly dared to dream that, as an early Christmas present, 2017 would close with a final blow to the Out of Africa story. Yet guess how Discover Magazine announced this latest development? That’s right: “It’s Official: Timeline for Human Migration Gets a Rewrite” (Tarlach 2017).
Günter’s wildest dream has come true! This is the article he’s talking about: It’s Official: Timeline For Human Migration Gets A Rewrite. They say that new research suggests:
… multiple migrations out of Africa beginning perhaps 120,000 years ago. While some of these early explorations certainly failed and became evolutionary dead ends, others, say the authors, survived, not only spreading across Asia but interbreeding with Denisovans and Neanderthals. Both the archaeological and genetic evidence support a large dispersal from Africa around 60,000 years ago, but it was by no means the first — or the last — to occur.
Günter’s joy is unbounded. He says:
As the article demonstrates, even mainstream paleoanthropologists now acknowledge that there is a problem with the ruling paradigm on human origins and with the way scientists have handled the accumulating evidence against it.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] New data points need to be considered. This is a scientific catastrophe! He continues:
The rewrite [of the human evolution timeline], though, is not the necessary rethink we may have hoped for.
Günter links to an earlier Discoveroid post in which he said:
The current consensus is refuted by more and more evidence. But in spite of all this conflicting evidence, the holy cow of Darwinian evolution of humans from ape-like ancestors may not be questioned. Why? Because that would challenge the ruling scientific paradigm of naturalism. God forbid!
Back to his latest post:
Instead [of that anti-evolution rethink] we find the usual fudging on the conventional story, with the minimal changes required to accommodate the conflicting evidence. Darwinian just-so stories are reconsidered, but Darwinism itself may not be questioned.
Aha! — the Darwinists are engaged in the “usual fudging” to preserve the paradigm of naturalism. Günter quotes again from the Discover article:
Acknowledging that our Out of Africa saga has many chapters stretching farther back in time is an important advance for the field. But some paleoanthropologists are unlikely to sign on: that small but vocal group of researchers who advocate a regional model for our species’ evolution….
So, while the conventional timeline that has dominated for half a century finally takes a tumble, don’t think that this is the end of the great debate regarding the early days of our species.
Wowie — it’s all falling apart! Günter gloats in triumph at the end of his post:
Who said it all along, yet was ridiculed [link to a blog article that ridicules him] by incompetent Darwinist bulldogs on the Web? Yes, indeed, you read it here first.
Yes, dear reader. You read it here first. Günter was right all along! Soon, the whole world will recognize his genius and abandon Darwinism.
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