With the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of _The Origin of Species_ this year there's been a lot of news coverage lately on 'Darwinism', and with the politicisation of the subject by religionists and the misdirection favoured by those trying to confound the matter the agenda of some of these stories is hard to parse.
This essay http://tinyurl.com/ctpuqq in _The New York Times_ 'Darwinism Must Die So That Evolution May Live' is an example. Scientists don't talk about "Darwinism", creationists do. This seems to be an attempt at 'framing' the science by altering the terms of the debate. I can understand how frustrated rational people get at the rhetorical antics of the superstitious religionists but fighting truth-mangling with more truth-mangling seems wrong to me. Necessary lies Maru -- William T Goodall Mail : w...@wtgab.demon.co.uk Web : http://www.wtgab.demon.co.uk Blog : http://radio.weblogs.com/0111221/ "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance" - Steve Ballmer _______________________________________________ http://www.mccmedia.com/mailman/listinfo/brin-l