frrostedman wrote:Darwinism is still very much alive, utterly dominating biology. Despite the fact that no one has ever been able to prove the creation of a single distinct species by Darwinist means
frrostedman wrote:, Darwinism dominates the academy and the media. Darwinism also has not one meaningful word to say on the origins of organic life, a striking lacuna in a theory supposedly explaining life.
And Christianity has nothing meaningful to say about my underpants...
Seriously, though, Darwinism is not SUPPOSED to say anything meaningful about the origin of life, that is a different field altogether. That's abiogenesis, and abiogenesis has many interesting things to say about the subject.
Here's a hint, it's "Origin Of Species" not "Origin Of The Original Building Blocks Of Life That Had the Ability To Replicate So Went Through A Process Of Natural Selection Aided Evolution Driven By Imperfect Replication".
frrostedman wrote:Alas, Darwinism has had a far bloodier life span than Imperialism. Darwinism, perhaps mixed with Imperialism, gave us Social Darwinism, a form of racism so vicious that it countenanced the Holocaust against the Jews and mass murder of many other groups in the name of speeding along the evolutionary process.
frrostedman wrote:But the most thoroughgoing Social Darwinist of all was Adolf Hitler, whose Nazi party carried racial theory, nationalism, eugenics, and Nietzsche to their logical conclusion and put them into practice.
Really, Tom? You're going to stoop this low now?
Is it really worthwhile getting into a debate regards people abusing a scientific theory for their own evil means, in the same way your own religion has been abused?
Evolution as a theory is either correct, or it is false. If it is correct, then it is irrelevant how a FACT has been abused by bad people. Should we just ignore facts that might be abused?
The existence of Gravity is a fact, right? Well, Gravity has been used by many people to kill others by dropping things on their heads, or throwing them off buildings. Therefore, Gravity is bad and we should reject it as a theory?
I hear Hitler was a big fan of gravity...ohhhh noo. Must be satanic.