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This interested me, what are your thoughts?

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MiceElf Mon 19-Nov-12 20:22:36

Bags Mon 19-Nov-12 21:07:01

Never heard of Darwinist Materialism before. Has the author just invented it? Darwinism, yes. Materialism, yes. Both together, nah. Suspect bullshit.

Bags Mon 19-Nov-12 21:10:00

Skimmed through it. It looks like thinly disguised creationism to me.

Grannyknot Mon 19-Nov-12 21:42:43

To borrow from the cosmetic surgery thread - I'd need a brow lift before tackling this article, it's far too "highbrow" for me. One too many 'ism' to take in this late at night (DH says 'ism' often translates to I, Self and Me!). Apologies MiceElf, I pass.

Greatnan Mon 19-Nov-12 21:56:28

I ploughed through it - very boring and unconvincing.

annodomini Mon 19-Nov-12 22:03:04

Sorry - can't cope with print that small so late in the day!

absentgrana Tue 20-Nov-12 09:17:45

It's obvious that he is a philosopher not a scientist. It is also obvious that he shares the belief that there is something uniquely special and exceptional about human beings other than their successful colonisation of so many ecological niches. Reverting to "common sense" would have us all still believing that the sun moved round the earth. Pshaw!

feetlebaum Tue 20-Nov-12 09:28:57

The use of the terms 'Darwinist' and 'Darwinism' usually means that what follows will be ignorant nonsense.

The science has had 150 years in which to develop since Darwin (and Wallace) had 'the great idea', and much is now known that was hidden from him - the actual mechanism for inheritance via DNA for one thing.

Or perhaps we should be calling gravity 'Newtonism'?

paigetheoracle Tue 26-Mar-13 10:41:04

Well the world is both more materialist and scientific in orientation and Humanism doesn't require a God, anymore than Scientology does.