Over 1,000 academically-qualified, reputable scientists have publicly signed a statement dissenting from Darwinism. The growing list available for download at includes respected scientists from the US National Academy of Sciences, Russian, Hungarian and Czech National Academies, as well as from universities such as Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and others.
The statement being signed, "A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism," is simple and straightforward:
"We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged.There is scientific dissent from Darwinism. It deserves to be heard."
Dr. F. LaGard Smith, author of the new book, "Darwin's Secret Sex Problem: Exposing Evolution's Fatal Flaw-The Origin of Sex," says one insoluble problem in particular is reason alone for serious scientific dissent.
"The most crucial problem with evolution that Darwin never acknowledged was natural selection's inability to bridge the gap between non-gendered asexual replication (mitosis) and fully-gendered sexual reproduction (requiring meiosis)," says Dr. Smith. "Natural selection could not have provided simultaneous, on-time delivery of the first compatible male/female pair of millions of sexually-unique species-in the absence of which evolution's bedrock assumption of common origin from lower to higher life forms could not possibly have happened. This is quietly acknowledged in the scientific community as the 'Queen of evolutionary problems'-the origin of sex-which, after countless studies, stubbornly defies evolutionary explanation."
Smith's research for "Darwin's Secret Sex Problem" led him to conclude that "evolution's bedrock thesis of microbe-to-man common descent is not science, but science fiction."
"Given the unique nature of gendered, sexual meiosis compared with non-gendered, asexual mitosis," Dr. Smith explains, "the first-ever generation of sexual reproduction would have required 1) a never-before-seen male organism and a novel female organism, 2) magically having compatible chromosomes, and 3) a death-defying process of precisely halving their chromosomes, mixing them together in a revolutionary way, and then recombining to produce, not a clone (as in asexual replication), but a unique offspring unlike any on the planet. Not to mention the minor details of geographic proximity and an evolved instinct to mate-all absolutely required in Round One of sex to start the sexual ball rolling."
An author of over 30 books, Smith is best known as the compiler and narrator of "The Daily Bible", which has sold over two million copies. But Smith says it was not his faith that was the catalyst for the book's thesis.
"As a believer, I'm naturally concerned about the moral and spiritual implications of any explanation for the existence of life that does not need God or heed God. The theory of microbe-to-man evolution is inherently godless, providing no foundation for either morality, social justice, or an afterlife for the soul. But it was not those concerns that ultimately prompted the writing of this particular book. Rather, it was what I sensed to be a fundamental problem with evolution science that led me into deeply researching its fatal flaw-namely, evolution's inability to explain the origin of sex."
About F. LaGard Smith:
After graduating from Willamette University School of Law in 1968 and serving for three years as District Attorney for Malheur County, Oregon, F. LaGard Smith has spent a career as a professor of law, principally at Pepperdine University School of Law. Smith is the author of over 30 books on a wide variety of legal, social and religious topics. He is most widely known as the compiler and narrator of the best-selling The Daily Bible®. For five years, Smith was Scholar in Residence for Christian Studies at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. After serving as Visiting Professor of Law at Faulkner University's Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama, Smith has now retired to write full time. Smith and his wife, Ruth, reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, but also spend time at their cottage in the rural Cotswolds, northwest of London, England. For more information, visit .