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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dhimmi for Darwin no more!

Okay, I have probably got myself into a peck of trouble by deciding to just say what I think about Darwinism and Evolution Sunday and all that.

I used to be tremendously polite to senior clergy, teachers, and opinion leaders who know that you must obey the system and say nice things about Darwin, whether or not any of it follows traditional religion or otherwise makes any sense.

But I cannot even pretend to make excuses for those people and their alleged good intentions any more.

I have decided to stop being a dhimmi for Darwin. I will no longer support or promote any excuse whatever about the havoc that the Darwinists have wrecked on our society, which they are celebrating this year and next year.

I've explained it all here. And the "hrcs" can come and get me too, any time. Given that they got Mark Steyn and Canada's oldest magazine, Maclean's, they can certainly get me. That's just how things are now.

For more, go here.

Today at the Design of Life blog: The exploding palm tree

Jane Harris has a new article at Design of Life blog about a newly discovered genus of palm in Madagascar (yes, that’s right, a GENUS):
“New findings in science: self-destructive palm puzzles botanists”

The tree waits about 100 years to flower and then explodes in tonnes of flowers and then just dies.

I’m glad local trees in the Toronto area are more measured in their response to sex. (They live man y decades but flower decorously every year, and never just explode in flowers and die.)Like, the palm tree's sort of behaviour would be okay for weeds, but …

And no one has any idea yet how it got itself to Madagascar.

Today at Access Research Network: My review of Darwin Day in America

Darwin's theory of evolution - essentially, that life, including human life, occurs without purpose and perishes without consequence - popularized points of view that would have been considered unacceptable to most Westerners in earlier times. Indeed, that has always been its greatest appeal, to judge from the thousands of editorials on how Darwin's great feat was to show that man is just a two-legged animal - a biped who affects trousers.


West quotes political philosopher Leo Strauss, explaining that scientific materialism tries to understand the higher in terms of the lower: the human in terms of the subhuman, the rational in terms of the subrational (p. 4).

To test his assumption, take a pop science mag and make a mental note of all the articles on human beings where the implicit or explicit assumption is that human behaviour can be understood in terms of animal behaviour.

On reflection, everyone knows that that is not true. Try to explain 9-11 in terms of animal behaviour and you will see what I mean. Nonetheless, "we think like animals" is the defining falsehood of our time. The falsehood is not argued for, it is merely asserted and assented to by millions of people who should know better.

For more go to: Introduction: Review of Darwin Day in America

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