Friday, February 20, 2009

Calling All Atheists: Now Just You Stop Worrying

I got the idea for the caption of this cartoon from Paul Woolley of Theos:


Re: The evolution/ID debate. This post on Uncommon Descent indicates how thin are the walls between politics and the science of origins, and consequently how easily politics, and nasty politics at that, spills over into the debate. For many ID theorists evolution is inextricably bound up with racism, fascism, marxism, amoralism and for good measure, the holocaust (In short some of the worst sins of mankind!). I have mixed feelings about this: this political dimension frays tempers and doesn't promote the attitudes needed to ferret out and face emotionally loaded truths with a detached coolness. And yet it can add an edginess to the debate that makes the whole thing as exciting as bomb disposal with all the tensions between composure and agitation.

4 comments:

mihalis-halkida said...

Hello from Greece nice day Michalis

Timothy V Reeves said...
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Timothy V Reeves said...

Nice Day? It's a bit wet, damp and cold here!

Fran├žoise said...

Bonjour il me faudrait une traduction merci