Suzan Mazur, author of The Paradigm Shifters: Overthrowing “the Hegemony of the Culture of Darwin,” draws attention to a notice of the Royal Society’s upcoming “rethink evolution” meet in the online Progressive Review:
Moving beyond Darwin
One of the problems with the stubbornly ignorant approach towards evolution by the reactionary right is that the media has reduced the matter to a simplistic debate largely determined by the dumb.
But Darwin clearly didn’t have all the answers, and science has moved many miles since his time. One of the few journalists following this story has been Suzan Mazur, whose reports we have published from time to time. Now she’s writing about a conference next November that will undoubtedly give post-Darwinian science more attention. More.
Wow. Brings back memories… The first time I heard the term “post-Darwinian” was to describe biochemist Michael Denton, author of Nature’s Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe.
Later, I founded a blog to provide a sort of online file cabinet for the growing pile of related news and—stuck for a name—called it the Post-Darwinist. Shortly afterward, the popular Portuguese-language blog, Pos-Darwinista, borrowed the idea (much later I became news writer here). – O’Leary for News
Perhaps we are all post-Darwinians now?
Note: Even the reactionary right couldn’t have afforded to pay the legacy mainstream media to be that dumb, so it is a good thing they were doing it all for free. The dumberest moment had to have been “Time Magazine quizzes [then prez hopeful] Scott Walker’s high school science teacher on his evolution views.” Practically anything a candidate blathered confidently about the primordial soup would have rustled happily through their blow-dried hair, whether it made sense or not. But if readers and voters will put up with that kind of thing, it’s hard to know how to help them.
See also: So who’s in and who’s out at Royal Society 2016 “rethink evolution” meet?
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