“Nissuna umana investigazione si può dimandare vera scienza, s’essa non passa per le matematiche dimostrazioni.”
“No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically.” LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452-1519)
David Berlinski shows how Darwinism, or the theory of the evolution of species by natural selection advanced by Charles Darwin, does not stand up to scientific or mathematical scrutiny.
A great mind among modern intellectuals, David Berlinski, a secular Jew, was previously a research assistant in molecular biology at Columbia University and a research fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria and the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in France. He has taught philosophy, mathematics, and English at Stanford University, Rutgers University, The City University of New York, the University of Washington, the University of Puget Sound, San Jose State University, the University of Santa Clara, the University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, and taught mathematics at the Université de Paris. He has a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and has written on philosophy and mathematics. He authored “The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions” (Paperback edition, Basic Books, September 2009), a true masterpiece. This brilliant, incisive, and funny book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be—indeed must be—the ultimate touchstone for understanding our world and ourselves.