The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.
Bertrand Russell, Skeptical Essays
Have you ever engaged with a Darwinist on the Internet who did not hold his views with a religious fervor? Neither have I. The Darwinists who frequent these pages might object that their views fall within neither of Russell’s categories, politics and religion. Nonsense. Darwinian true believers are just that — believers. Darwinism is the creation myth of metaphysical materialism, as has often been noted. Yet the zeal with which Darwinian views are advanced is inversely proportional to evidence that supports those views. Lots of zeal; not much evidence. Russell’s aphorism reminded me of several of the commenters here.