Sunday, November 08, 2009

Darwin's Children: Run for Cover

This is a profound piece, despite pot shots at scientific criticis of Darwinism, on the social and moral implications of Darwinism. It is heartening to find it published in a respected British paper. See also John West, Darwin Day in America (2007).

4 comments:

Dan said...

I don't know if it's just me but the link didn't work.

Doug Groothuis said...

Sorry. It should work now.

Abschaum said...

Good article. You left a very nice little argument against Darwinism in the Comments section, Professor. You should reproduce it here.

Ranger said...

That's an interesting article, and I also found Dr. Groothuis' comment to be a very good argument.

The Guardian and the Independent have a very openly pro-atheist agenda, and thus their readership (and commenters) are usually England's new atheists with a large group of American new atheists that see American media as pro-religion and thus not worth reading. The Times does not cater to those types, and usually presents a good mix. That means that their readership (and comments) are usually less radical and more open to clear thinking.

With that said, did anyone else read the ridiculous comments by Bob Bowman in response to Dr. Groothuis? They were saddening, not simply due to the spelling mistakes, but to the overall lack of intellectual rigor. Even more saddening was the fact that his comments were the most recommended and thus show up first in the comment section. Considering that his comments received 10 times the recommendations of anyone else I'm assuming he was not only the commenter, but also the recommender. How sad.