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Evolution, Darwin, and other liberal schemes February 12, 2009

Posted by optimalrisk in Nature, Politics, Science.
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I was on Facebook today and saw that my friend had joined a group called “Can we find 200,000 by Feb 12 to wish Darwin a happy 200th birthday? ” It just so happens that I am trying to finish “Origin of the Species”. I am not seeing monkeys fly out of the book just yet. What I am seeing is a naturalist (and a practicing Catholic to boot), trying to figure out the world. I am at one many points where Darwin is realizing we are connected in one giant ecosystem. If one thing is disturbed, it disturbs everything in that chain. Organisms will either adapt or die. However, I am guessing that he will find that there are limits to adaptation and that extinction is the only result for some situations.

For some, evolution is liberal media’s way un-christianizing our children. I see it as a necessary framework for the study of biological science. I don’t wholly agree with the evolutionary mechanisms proposed by Darwin, but I believe that change happens overtime to organisms. Chemists have their periodic tables and Physicists have their laws of mechanics, thermodynamics and such. So here’s to Darwin, creationists, and people don’t care where they came from.

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