Vashi Ganoderma, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, is one of the most prominent advocates of a “dangerous” theory of evolution.
His theory, which was developed in the 1960s, states that the world was originally composed of just five basic building blocks, and each of these was “inherited” from a common ancestor by a group of living organisms.
In order to survive, they evolved from simpler forms that could withstand the harsh conditions of the ocean.
He calls his theory “the great leap forward in evolutionary biology.”
But in an interview with The Atlantic, he said he’s not sure what he’s actually advocating.
“My theory is not that we’ve gone from one to the other, but rather that all the building blocks were originally created by a common parent,” he said.
“We’re dealing with a very fundamental biological problem, and I think that the best way to solve it is to have a lot of people working together to figure out how to get it solved.”
Ganodermas critics include Stephen Jay Gould, who coined the term “evolutionary primatology” in 1995 to describe the theory that modern humans evolved from our common ancestors.
Gould told The Atlantic that he disagrees with Ganodermas theory and thinks the best strategy to find solutions to the problem of evolution is to look at all of life on Earth.
“I think you need to start looking at the whole world,” he told The American Prospect.
“The best way of solving it is through looking at all the life on the planet.
I don’t think that’s going to solve the problem.”
Gould told The Daily Beast that he sees Ganodermias claim that evolution is a “miracle” as “a very, very simplistic way to think about it.”
“I don’t see it that way,” Gould said.
In a recent blog post, Ganoderms wife, the biologist Anna Palladino, wrote that her husband believes in “evasionism,” and argued that Gould was a big proponent of “the greatest leap forward of evolutionary biology” in the late 20th century.
In her blog post on Science Alert, Palladinos daughter wrote that Gould’s “anti-evolutionism” is based on the idea that evolution has to happen at some point in the past.
“If evolution happens, it must be in the last few million years or maybe in the next 10 million years,” she wrote.
“So he is claiming that there is some kind of ‘super-evasion’ of evolution that has to have occurred some time in the distant past.”
In a tweet, Gould denied that Ganodermans view is “anti-” evolution.
In an interview, Ganadermas spokesperson, Emily Smith, explained to The Daily Caller that the scientist believes in a “simple, coherent theory” of evolution, and believes evolution was a “natural process” that took place.
“Evolution is a natural process that takes place, and it’s not a conspiracy theory, it’s a reasonable explanation,” Smith said.
Ganadermias spokesperson, Smith also said that Gould believes that evolution can happen, but only “once it has been observed and confirmed in laboratory settings.”
Smith also claimed that Gould “believes the theory” that humans were the only intelligent life on earth.
“It’s not just that he believes that the earth was originally flat, he believes it’s also that he has a pretty solid argument for why it is that way.
We have very strong scientific evidence that the Earth was not flat, and we have some pretty solid evidence that life is a lot more complex than we initially thought,” Smith told TheDC.
Gould, however, does not believe in evolution and is not opposed to its existence.
“We have evidence that supports the idea of evolution being a natural phenomenon,” Gould told Scientific American.
“Evolutionary theories, especially those that start with the idea you can get to the origin of all life, are not going to convince people who are not in the same position as you.
I would never try to persuade people who don’t agree with my position that evolution isn’t happening.”
In his blog post and in an op-ed he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, Gould argued that the “great leap forward” of evolutionary science is the discovery that life on our planet has evolved over billions of years.
“There is no point in looking for a reason to believe that our universe was once flat,” he wrote.
“[T]here is no reason to think that our life is not an adaptation to the environment.”
In an op/ed published on The Atlantic last month, Gould wrote that “the world has gone through more changes in its history than we can remember.”
Gorilla-Evolution Is A LieGanodmias post came in the wake of the recent controversy surrounding the video that purported to show a chimpanzee who was allegedly kidnapped and killed by a gorilla at a zoo in Tanzania in 2002.