David Bailey posted about project Steve, which seeks to illustrate the overwhelming consensus among scientists – and especially scientists in relevant fields – about evolution. For those who may not be familiar with it, when the Discovery Institute produced a list of people who “dissent from Darwin,” Project Steve was created in response, to illustrate that there are more Steves among scientists who support the consensus, than there are scientists of any name who dissent. Here is an infographic with the relevant statistics, which is no longer up to date, as there are now 1204 Steves on the list.
Note too that the numbers on the “Dissent from Darwin” list may be inflated, since even supporters of mainstream evolutionary theory can agree with the statement “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.” It leaves out many elements, including sexual selection, gene transfer by viruses, and much else. And so I wonder how many of the signatories of the “Dissent from Darwin” statement actually dissent from what mainstream biological evolution in the present day actually concludes.