Sunday, September 03, 2006

 

Why Darwinism Survives

From The Christian Post: 'What is it about even the slightest dissent from Darwin's theory of natural selection that drives liberal elites (and even some conservative elites) bonkers?' Adam Wolfson asks that question in 'Survival of the Evolution Debate: Why Darwin Is Still a Lightning Rod,' an essay published in the January 16, 2006 edition of The Weekly Standard.

Wolfson now serves as consulting editor of Commentary magazine and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington. He formally served as editor of The Public Interest, which was for many years one of America's premier intellectual journals.

In this essay, Wolfson wonders aloud why Darwin, together with his theory of evolution, still serves as such a lightning rod for controversy in American culture. In one sense, Wolfson seizes the opportunity to suggest that controversies over Darwinism are often, if not usually, easily traced to the fact that intellectual elites will accept no criticism of Darwinism whatsoever. [News]
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'Survival of the Evolution Debate: Why Darwin Is Still a Lightning Rod,' is an open access article available here.

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