Re: [asa] Darwinism (was: BioLogos - Bad Theology?)

From: Dave Wallace <wmdavid.wallace@gmail.com>
Date: Thu May 21 2009 - 18:54:25 EDT

Dehler, Bernie wrote:
> Cameron- nice post.
>
> And also:
> "Nonetheless, both Darwin and Dawkins are Darwinists."
>
> First- is it fair to call Dawkins a Darwinist when you even say that Darwin would have rebuked Dawkins? Also, it is funny that you would call Darwin a Darwinist, because obviously the "Darwinist" tag is named after "Darwin."
>
> If you would call Dawkins a Darwinist, but Darwin would have rebuked Dawkins, then it seems inconsistent to attach Darwin to Dawkins, by the "Darwinist" label. It's not fair, if it would have made Darwin mad to witness such a thing, which we both seem to agree would displease Darwin. So instead of calling Dawkins a Darwinist, it seems to me a better label is needed, since Darwin himself would have rebuked Dawkins. As it is, Darwin's name is being tarnished, unnecessarily and unfairly, when referring to Dawkins as a Darwinist.
>
And I expect that Christ would rebuke the Christians, Calvin would
rebuke the Calvinists, Luther the Lutherans, Mohamed the Mohamedians
and on and on.

Dave W

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