When Barzun received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama, if not physically present at least a good many of us were there in high spirit and hearty assent.
In a post on July 7th I suggested that Darwinian evolution was a “scientific pip-squeak and a suit of cultural armor”. Here I would like to examine exactly how that cultural armor was historically constructed. In so doing we will see the stuff of which Darwinism is truly made.
It’s through the general captivation of a wide ranging intelligentsia that Darwinism has become dressed in a kind of suit of cultural armor.
Whenever accuracy takes precedence over ideology it is a breath of fresh air and a real boon to education everywhere.
In Why Evolution is True Jerry Coyne, the evolutionary geneticist who purveys a blog by the same presumptuous name and darling of the Darwinian lobby, invokes biogeography in support of his misleading title. This article will explain why Coyne’s argument is erroneous, his apologetic odd, and the entire effort altogether unfortunate.