Joined: Mar. 2007
|Quote (Faylen @ July 19 2007,08:28)|
|From the Wiki, it seems to me that Neo-Darwinism describes the basic mechanism that Darwin described, plus the information scientists have discovered about genetics. Am I right? It doesn't sound like a word that should be uttered with a scowl or a sneer, and it's still not some kind of moral ideology. But if it is referring to a current scientific knowledge, howcum they still use "Darwinist" by itself?|
Because they like to argue that "darwinism" is just a religion, and that "-ism" brings it closer to words like Protestantism or Catholicism or Zoroastrianism or Paganism. And as we know, "darwinism" is a synonym for the dreaded Atheism.
Note that they don't refer to gravitational theory as Einsteinism, or Cell Theory as Schleiden-Schwannism, simply because those scientific theories don't threaten their religious superstitions. The "-ism" suffix is specially created for the purpose of confusing science and religion.
Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
- Pattiann Rogers