« Kook at the rudder? | Main | On Ovechkin »

Darwinism: just another religious outlook?

Obviously not, says my Friday Post column. When Mendel's work came to light everybody threw Darwin aside for 20 years, bringing him back into the fold of biology only reluctantly. But when creationists more or less specifically say "If they found X it would refute creationism", and X is found, no one's mind is ever changed (instead they say "Great, but show us Y"). This is the operating difference between scientific theories and metaphysical ideas. You don't even really need to read the column; that's pretty much it! But do.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Comments (5)


Brilliant! This proto turtle thing, with his ribs fused to his backbone, has refuted creationists and chiropractors in one fell anatomical swoop. And he's cute too.

WNYCs Radio Lab had a really interesting podcast on Darwinism for the 200th Birthday. You can check it out here: http://blogs.wnyc.org/radiolab/2009/02/24/darwinvaganza/

Garth Wood:


Man, some threads never die.


Crid [cridcridatgmail]:

Shermer had a similarly sweet morsel a couple weeks back.


Garth, don't look at me. When the word "backbone" appears in the article, that's the hand of God directing the thread.

Or possibly the same hoaxers who plant dinosaur bones in our designated fossil parks.


This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on March 20, 2009 10:51 AM.

The previous post in this blog was Kook at the rudder?.

The next post in this blog is On Ovechkin.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.35