From: Keith Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 27 2003 - 00:10:26 EDT
In my experience, "Darwinism" is commonly used as a pejorative that
simply means "all aspects of evolution that I find objectionable." It
is hardly ever defined, and is certainly not used in any consistent
manner. I doubt whether many who use the phrase in public debate could
even give a clear definition.
An interesting part of this is that back during the conflict over
science standards in Kansas, it was the anti-evolutionists who wanted
to change the word "evolution" in the standards to "Darwinian
evolution." Attaching the word Darwin to evolution produces an almost
visceral negative reaction in some people.
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