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Are Darwin’s loyalists dwindling in number and cultural attractiveness?


That’s how it seems, from recent news events, including the decline of New Atheism:

I’ve been following the intelligent design controversy for over twenty years now. I had assumed that Darwinism would last forever. It’s the perfect materialist explanation of everything! As the most famous of the new atheists, Richard Dawkins, said in 1986: “Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist” (The Blind Watchmaker, 1986).

But now, not only is new atheism collapsing, but, if we go by recent developments at New Scientist, so is Darwinism.

Okay, first let’s talk about new atheism. Last year, we learned that new atheism had begun to feel like “a movement certain of its own victory burning out spectacularly over the course of a few short years, followed by mysterious yet near-total contempt from the very people it thought it had convinced.”

That was a startling admission from a supporter. But it makes sense. Who cares any more about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? (You can look that up on the internet if you are not sure what it means. On the other hand, maybe you needn’t bother.)

Denyse O’Leary, “The passé scientist” at Mind Matters News

The article goes on to talk about events at New Scientist and The Economist and reasons for a decline.

See also: Dawkins’s claim: “every gene delivers approximately the same tree of life” contested at Nature journal You know, Dawkins may be losing his shine. New Scientist was making similar types of noise last October. It’s now okay to say when there’s something wrong with this stuff.

Right. Atheism/Darwinism/Materialism provides no explanations or answers. Its just an empty posture that feeds the delusions of some warped minds. Andrew asauber
Also, the psychopathic screechers now have a "virus" as the ultimate weapon. They can "surge" the "virus" as many times as they want, and kill as many grannies and peasants as they want. They couldn't do that with Darwin's cardboard cutout ghost. Darwin's ghost didn't tell them to bind and gag the entire population of the world. The "virus" gives them the orders they want to obey. polistra

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