Today I introduce Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, Senior Scientist (Biology), Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Emeritus, Cologne, Germany. He spent most of his career as a plant geneticist at the prestigious Max Planck Institute. Although he retired in 2008 (in Germany you have to retire at the age of 65), he has continued his research since then. As a prominent critic of neo-Darwinism in Germany, especially over the past decade, Dr. Lönnig is someone worth getting to know. He has also lectured in many educational institutions in Germany over the past few decades, including institutions that I encountered as a Fullbright scholar before the demise of the Berlin wall.
Dr. Lönnig's homepage highlights some of his research and popular lectures, both in German and English.
In a few recent podcasts (in English) Dr. Lönnig explores the origin of carnivorous plants, which is his area of specialty.
- Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 1
- Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig: The Origin of Carnivorous Plants, Pt. 2
Dr. Lönnig also recently recommended Steve Meyer's new book with these words:
Darwin's Doubt is by far the most up-to-date, accurate, comprehensive and in-depth review of the evidence from all relevant scientific fields that I have encountered in 40 years of studying the Cambrian explosion. An engaging investigation of the origin of animal life and a compelling case for intelligent design.
Critics of today's version of Darwin's theory are found around the world. Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig is one of those critics.