Any sort of a theory whose adherents simply ignore major disproofs over a long period of time is basically a religious doctrine. Evolution should have been abandoned after the fruit fly experiments.
When Communists in the last century took over a country, they “educated” the people. Not in the wonders of socialism or communism, but in EVOLUTION. This was to eliminate the idea that there was a CREATOR, a HIGHER POWER than the government.
Nope, through evolution, those HUMANS who were in power in the government were the only souce of truth to be had, based on their own definitions.
How exactly, could any of these theories affect the survival of America?
Because our understanding of politics has been corrupted, we cannot discuss what threatens our political sovereignty until we free ourselves from the effects of that corruption. It’s as if we are looking at our political life through lenses or panes of glass that obscure and distort everything we see, including the nature of our own actions.
Thus, though the very possibility of electoral politics derives from moral premises that justify and require self-government, we are led to consider our political choices without regard to those moral premises, as if economic and other material consequences are the only proper subjects of political life.
Why do the American people accept this approach, when it so evidently undermines their claim to political sovereignty?
Blah blah blah evolutionism blah blah humanism blah blah Dahmer blah blah blah Stalin blah blah Hitler blah blah blah.
We’ve heard all this before and it’s still a load. A belief in evolution is not inconsistent with a belief in God, nor does it inevitably lead to a belief in humanism, communism, or whatever. The Islamist terrorists that we are fighting today are creationists - does that mean creationism is responsible for their murderous creed?
I must say that this is indeed the question that I ponder day and night. Not "will the country be destroyed by the 20 million illegal Mexican invaders that Kongress and Jorje Bush want to ram down our throats", not" will Kongress and Jorje Bush advance gun control and finally get rid of that annying second amendment". No. These pale in comparison to the question of evolutionary humanism.
“First, in order that materialist ethics be consistent with the idea that life evolved by chance and continues to evolve over time, ethics must be built on human social instincts that are in a continuous process of change over evolutionary time. “
And this is bad how? Some people used to burn “witches.” But fortunately that’s sort of “evolved.” The Old Testament contain many strictures that we just ignore now. Thank goodness.
Great article, spirited irish! Thank you so much for posting it!
America has little tradition of Evolutionary Humanism. As such, it is going to continue to be a hard sell, especially while the salesmen of Evolutionary Humansim seem so odd to Americans. If they were more like real people they might make some progress, but that would mean selling out their Evolutionary Humanism program.
The first sentence is incorrect and the whole article is a strawman.
No mention of Modern Synthesis?
You're on your own with this one.
The real conundrum for secularists: is there another evolutionary step past evolutionism?
>>In addition to original Darwinism, today there are two other versions of evolutionary theory<<
In the first sentence the author shows they have no idea what they are talking about. No scientist equates Darwinism with evolutionary theory - One is a philosophy from the 1800 and the other is modern science.
When you see someone talking about Darwinism as a current day thing you can bet they don’t know science.
Humanism is just another word for eugenics.
The crackpot ideology of transhumanism is far more dangerous than old-time humanism ever was. Christian humanism is possible, Christian transhumanism is not.
This secular humanistic machinery is designed to and now produces a pop culture of sexual perversion, socialism, hypermaterialism, radical egalitarianism, Bible rejection and spontaneous generation.
Instead of reflecting a love of God and country, the far left now uses the public schools as a powerful tool that echoes the anti-Christian bigotry, immorality and politics of the far left.
The theory of evolution is so popular with the far left because it allows them to attack the Bible for reasons of politics and immorality while pretending that science (what a hoot) is their real motivation.
This is why someone like Hillary Clinton, a Bible rejecting Marxist could even be remotely considered for any public office in America. Unfortunately the left has made great gains in their goal of destroying our historical, fundamental acceptance of the Bible as the rock of our foundational worldview. They have replaced it (through dishonest, illegal and unethical means) with a worldview of 'fundamentalist secular humanism' so their radical politics and perverted personal choices would no longer be in the closet.