March 8, 2006 | David F. Coppedge

Darwinists Take a Snubbing

Darwinism got beat up in the polls again.  World Net Daily reported on a new Zogby poll that showed that “69 percent of Americans believe public school teachers should present both the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution.”  Evolution News had comments about the poll; secular news media seemed to pay no attention.
    An interviewer in France was stunned at the contempt against Darwinists expressed by mathematician David Berlinski, reprinted on Intelligent Design the Future.  Berlinski attributed the power of Darwinism merely to money, power and prestige, not science.  He expressed utter disdain for leading Darwinists like Eugenie Scott, Paul Gross and Richard Dawkins, calling them ideologues.  “Eugenie Scott is a small squirrel-like creature who is often sent out to defend Darwin,” he said.  “Whenever doubts are raised, she withdraws a naturalistic nut from her cache and flaunts it proudly.”  In his wild ride through mathematics, history and philosophy, Berlinski maintained that Darwinism is a mere ideological system.  “The real mark of an ideological system is its presumptuousness,” he said.  “There is nothing it cannot explain by means of a few trite ideas.”  He compared Darwinism to Marxism: a system that explained everything in simplistic terms, was fashionable among intellectuals for awhile, but has had its day and is rapidly fading.

Berlinski’s interview sizzles with contempt and almost goes overboard.  He can get away with it because he is a respected mathematician and not an evangelical Christian.  Most of us had better talk a little sweeter.  He agrees with what we have been saying here, though, that the Darwin Party is mainly an entrenched, power-hungry storytelling society, not a group of truth-seeking scientists.  It’s important to realize that not all the highly-educated, knowledgeable scholars claiming this are “religious fundamentalists.”

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