Re: Faith, Evolution, and Tax Dollars?

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Sat Apr 03 2004 - 20:40:05 EST

Robert Schneider wrote:
> Howard responding to Bill writes
> > Is that what you (or Hodge) mean by 'design'?
> What _do_ thinkers mean when they use the word "Darwinism"? Has anyone done
> a study of the use of this word/term among 19th and 20th century
> writers/thinkers/theologians/propagandists/proponents/opponents prior to the
> emergence (sorry, I couldn't help it) of ID in the early 1990s? It would be
> interesting and instructive.

        This would be an interesting study, but it's clear how "Darwinism" is used in
anti-evolution propaganda like the story to which reference was made. There it is
simply an inaccurate synonym for "evolutionary theory" which is used to give the
impression that evolution must be an ideology or a religious movement, like "Marxism."
Nobody calls relativity theory "Einsteinism."


George L. Murphy
Received on Sat Apr 3 20:42:37 2004

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