Darwinian evolution, we are told, hasn’t caught on, after 150 years. We are also told, it needs a new social justice narrative:
“Such a human evolution requires a new narrative, both hyper-sensitive to the power of narrative and rooted in science that is light years ahead of Victorian dogma. This is the antidote to a long history of weaponizing human nature against ourselves. Our 45th president credits the survival-of-the-fittest brand of human evolution for his success over less kick-ass men in business and in bed. Pick-up artists and men’s rights activists, inspired by personalities like Jordan Peterson, use mistaken evolutionary thinking to justify their sexism and misogyny. Genetic and biological determinism have a stranglehold on the popular imagination, where evolution is frequently invoked to excuse inequity, like in the notorious Google Memo. Public intellectuals like David Brooks and Jon Haidt root what seems like every single observation of 2018 in tropes from Descent of Man. And there’s the White House memo that unscientifically defines biological sex. Evolution is all wrapped up in white supremacy and
Well, many of us are nodding off, it is true, but… that’s mainly because we hear all these demons cast out weekly, daily, hourly,
What’s different here, come to think of it, is that Dunsworth is associating her peeves with Darwin’s Sacred Name and even going so far as to suggest remedies other than “You shut up,
“In “Why Be Against Darwin? Creationism, Racism, and the Roots of Anthropology,” Jon Marks explains how early anthropologists, in the immediate wake of Darwin’s ideas, faced a dilemma. If they were to continue as if there were a “psychic unity of (hu)mankind” then they felt compelled to reject an evolution which was being championed by some influential scientific racists. Marks writes, “So either you challenge the authority of the speaker to speak for Darwinism or you reject the program of Darwinism.” Anyone who knows someone who’s not a fan of evolution knows that the latter option is a favorite still today. This is not creationism and it is not science denial. It is the rejection of what we know to be an outdated and tainted notion of evolution. No one can update and clean up evolution as powerfully as we can if we do it ourselves, right there, in the classroom. Holly Dunsworth, “It Is Unethical To Teach Evolution Without Confronting Racism And Sexism” at The Evolution Institute”
Well, good luck with that. It is very difficult to get the average evolution missionary to acknowledge the simple fact that Darwin’s Descent of Man is a racist tract. So what, many
And bringing the question up to date, many assumptions in evolution have racist roots. See, for example, “Was Neanderthal man fully human? The role racism played in assessing the evidence” If we can’t discuss the racist roots of Darwinian theory honestly, we simply can’t even address questions like that, questions that could be important in the light of new findings.
Dunsworth offers suggestions for teaching evolution, such as “Be a model for the personal satisfaction that thinking evolutionarily brings to your own life.” Well, that’ll be interesting.
In recent months, the heirs of Darwin have come up against the social justice warriors and turned into enraged spaghetti. They are not set up to sustain a long siege. They have always expected to win just by declaring Darwin’s Truth, ridiculing all contrary data, and getting opponents fired. And they have always been allowed to do that.
Note: Here’s an earlier story involving Holly Dunsworth, above. When I first heard about the Cuckservatives… (2015). She was a target of the Dark Enlightenment, a group that congregated around science writer Nicholas Wade, whose last book before retirement seems to have been a
See also: Social justice warriors ( SJWs) turn their sights on another
The perfect storm: Darwinists meet the progressive “evolution deniers” — and cringe…
About the facts of life, Darwinian Jerry Coyne is still being stubborn … Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry “Why Evolution Is True” Coyne continues to refuse to follow Nature down the primrose path of political correctness and is doubling down on what people used to be allowed to accept as biological fact (Coyne was president of an evolution society which has started to wobble on whether sexes are real divisions.)
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