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Ken Jopp

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Ken Jopp is an American intelligent design advocate known for his "star larvae hypothesis".

Star larvae hypothesis[edit]

Jopp has invented a very eccentric model which he claims replaces both creationism and neo-Darwinism. He calls this idea the "star larvae hypothesis", however it is actually a mishmash of scientific, pseudoscientific and religious ideas such as panspermia, Gaia hypothesis, Hinduism, conspiracy theories, paranormal topics and metaphysics all merged together with standard creationist arguments such as rejecting "macroevolution" and denying the evidence for evolution in the fossil record. Jopp also rejects abiogenesis and advocates a version of directed panspermia. He proposes a teleological model of nature, in which stellar nebulae manufacture bacteria and viruses in their interiors as they cool. He claims that life on Earth is driven by a stellar life cycle. His hypothesis is a form of creationism and Jopp denies any evidence for evolution.[1]

Jopp is known for quote mining scientists. He often lies about what Fred Hoyle and James Lovelock actually wrote, and is also known for trolling science forums and telling people that his hypothesis has refuted "Darwinism". He has been banned on many forums for promoting pseudoscience, and some believe his hypothesis may be a creationist joke; however Jopp advocates a conspiracy theory and has said his hypothesis is not a joke but is ignored by the scientific community because it contradicts Darwinism.[2][3][4]


Jopp is known for using Christian creationist arguments and he also attacks atheism and defends religion. It is clear that Jopp is a theist who rejects evidence for evolution based on his religious views.[5]

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