Paulsamuel wrote: >>> i'm assuming that you are equating "Darwinism" with natural selection, please be more specific about your terms if i am wrong in that assumption. <<<I thought I made it very clear I was referring to “natural selection” (and not evolution) as not being falsifiable. >>> in what way is it not falsifiable? be specific <<<This is my understanding of a falsifiable experiment. A scientist conducts a number of controlled experiments and finds that he has 10 mice that all live in exactly the same environment, eating the same food etc. etc. and if he feeds them vitamin X they all gain weight. But he is not 100% sure it is his vitamin X that has caused the weight gain for it may be some other external factor that he can not identify. He therefore conducts the same experiment with another 10 mice. This time however he only gives 9 mice vitamin X and the 10th mouse is given a placebo. If then the 9 mice still gain weight and the 10th does not the experiment has been falsified. In other words, the scientist has not only shown that mice in his controlled experiments will gain weight if given Vitamin X but mice in the same controlled experiment that did not have vitamin X did not gain weight. Such a controlled experiment can not be done with the evolution of species. To attempt to do so would involve firstly trying to prove that species evolved by way of natural selection. You would presumably need to get living creatures with variation into a controlled environment and then attempt to force them (by way of natural selection) to speciate. And to falsify you would have to run the same experiment again with another series of species without any variation. If the ones that did not have variation did not evolve into new species than your experiment has been falsified. Same would be true of the statement by James R that; “Life is just one more complex system. There's nothing mystical about it. Natural processes are all that are required.” It would seem that life evolved on earth only once and that was 3.8 billion years ago. To prove this happened by natural processes we would firstly need to create life several times in a controlled experiment by way of these so called natural processes. And to falsify we would then need to run the same experiment again with out the same natural processes at work to then observe that life did not suddenly spring forth without these specified natural processes. I am not aware that these experiments have been done and have been falsified. Or did I miss something?