I few days ago I posted a video by Ann Gauger where she criticizes population genetics. Sandwalk readers recognized right away that she doesn't understand population genetics, or phylogenetics. Read the comments on: Ann Gauger Describes the Intelligent Design Creationist Version of Population Genetics.
I've been waiting for a response from Ann Gauger or any of the other IDiots. I've been waiting to see how they twist the meaning of “population genetics” to fit what she says in the video. I've been waiting to see how they defend her words on tree-making given the criticism on Sandwalk and elsewhere.
Incidentally, it turns out that the “laboratory” in the background of the video is a stock photo from Shutterstock and not an actual lab where Ann Gauger works. Here's the video so you can see what I'm talking about.
David Klinghoffer has finally responded to the criticism in a post on Evolution News & Views: Scandal! Gauger Filmed in Front of Green Screen. As you can see from the title, he is most upset about the use of a fake lab … or rather he's upset about being discovered and exposed by Richard B. Hoppe at Panda's Thumb and Casey Johnston at Ars Technica.
But what about the scientific criticism of what Ann Gauger is actually saying in the video?
Klinghoffer has an answer ….
It's hard to believe that Miss Johnson, who writes for Ars Technica (“a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, breakdowns of the latest scientific advancements”), is unaware of these things. So too Richard Hoppe. The most likely explanation for their posing at the game of “Gotcha!” is that they can't answer Dr. Gauger's arguments, which are given in full in a recent brief book co-authored by Gauger, Doug Axe and Casey Luskin, Science and Human Origins. We would be happy to send a review copy to Ars Technica.
Gauger, a PhD in developmental biology who was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard, has the science on her side. It's a typical Darwinist feint: When you don't have the arguments and you don't have the science, change the subject and pile on the red herrings. Casey Johnson, who dismisses our little video as a “nonsensical rant,” can't reply to Dr. Gauger on the merits. If she could, she would.
David Klinghoffer reads Sandwalk so he knows how real scientists deal with the nonsense being spouted by Ann Gauger. I suspect he would rather focus on the “red herring” than defend the bad science in the video.