too much Darwinia?
Posted 11 October 2009 - 04:09 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:23 AM
I think this "religion" thing is mainly because crationism - the main opposing viewpoint contrasting evolution theory - is bringing the discussion of the evolution theory from a scientific theory to a religous discussion (I tried to formulate this without any judgement as this should not become a creationsim vs. evolution discussion, if this was not successful plase forgive me my language shortcomings).
Viewpoints of "religion" seem to be easier to communicate than a scientific theory - maybe because they they leave less questions open (maybe scientists should learn to formulate their theories better) - Darwins theory is getting the status of a religion as well.....
Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:52 AM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:08 PM
Posted 13 October 2009 - 12:32 AM
Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:31 AM
the bigger problem is that, that most people who joined those events dont actually fully understand what evolution as conceptualized by Darwin is.
i can agree with that.
i also think it is because darwin's theory of evolution has been applied to so many other areas, like social evolution, economics
i think that because his ideas have become so pervasive in other subject areas that his original ideas have been muddled a little