Darwinism and popular culture: Well, aren't we all 30 per cent banana anyway?
Just getting back to real work, and clearing out my in tray:
Friend Nancy Pearcey writes to note:Okay, fine, but years ago, a learned rabbi pointed out that we all share 30 percent of our genes with a banana, give or take a few here and there, so ...
A policeman can be fired for calling a black man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."
But a scientist can be fired for not calling Man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."
The former penalizes people for their racism; the latter penalizes people for their lack of evolutionism.
A bit odd, don't you think?
After all, if the evolutionary picture is the whole show, is not Mankind per se a "banana-eating jungle monkey"? Or at least a close cousin?
Racism is evil.
But we learn that from our true Creator. Not from nature.
Not from an impersonal, indifferent cosmos.
I don't know what I would do without learned rabbis.
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