Too much to hope, but anyway ….
In “Darwin Was Wrong: Why We Need to Update Our Model of Evolution” (Huffington Post, May 5, 2012), artist Ellen Grace Jones riffs,
This week the University of Sheffield announced results of experiments which promulgate Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’ theory. Scientists claim we humans continue to be subject to the forces and whims of natural selection like other species.
“We have shown advances have not challenged the fact that our species is still evolving just like all the other species ‘in the wild,'” posited Dr Virpi Lummaa, from the University of Sheffield’s department of animal and plant sciences. “It is a common misunderstanding that evolution took place a long time ago, and that to understand ourselves we must look back to the hunter-gatherer days of humans.”
The study, however, was nebulous in terms of expressing precisely what ‘evolutionary changes’ they found from the church records of almost 6,000 Finns born between 1760 and 1849.
An interesting experiment and indeed correct in that we are still evolving, however to attribute it to the Victorian, matter-based, Darwinian model of evolution is backward-thinking and flawed given the recent leaps and bounds in metaphysical sciences and physical historical evidence disproving linear evolution. The ideology we randomly mutated from ocean slime to our knuckle-dragging neanderthal long-long lost cousins to our current incarnation is one that’s been dogmatically accepted into mainstream evolutionary hegemony without challenge until recent years.
Do you realize what this means? Jones actually noticed that the researchers had not discovered anything spectacular that sanctified Darwin. And she gave herself the right to say so.
Darwinism will be in serious trouble when every thinking person in the world gives themselves the right to doubt it when the evidence base is thin.
Jones should enjoy her freedom to notice that because it may soon be made clear to her that Darwinism is in fact a source of Really Important Enlightenment to power brokers and that she has no actual freedom to question it if she does not want to be marginalized.
Heck, even a doctor who saves kids’ lives can be subjected to insult if he doubts their mob’s code.
Unthinkable in a civilized society, but thinkable in a Darwinized one.