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Good thing someone eventually asked: What part of science does the Darwin lobby actually participate in?


I commend Thomas Cudworth’s post today to all, for raising a very good question: Do Darwin’s best known hacks and flacks do much science research. Given their other activies, like interfering with academic employment decisions and journal publications, writing hit pieces on scholars, and demanding wacky decisions from school authorities, one wonders where they would find the time.

One curious fact is that these activists are, generally speaking, Americans talking to Americans – and their fellow Americans have displayed a low level of confidence in Darwinism for decades.

So one of three possibilities, surely:

1. Public Darwin activists in the US accurately reflect Darwin-grounded evolutionary biology, and the public – having indeed heard what they have to say – reasonably dismisses them and their icon of evolution.

2. Public Darwin activists in the US do not accurately reflect Darwin-grounded evolutionary biology. In which case, the Darwinists who do publish papers should thank them for their efforts and ask them to please desist.

3. They are all in it together to wreck any chance of Darwinism getting taken seriously. A wild card, but …

Save some of the cheese corn puffs for me.


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