Posted: Oct 06, 2017 8:08 pm
by Wortfish
Rumraket wrote:
Yes, I outright concede it. I simply couldn't give any less of a shit about Darwin and his motives, how much he happened to bother people around him in his time, or bother intensely butt-hurt abrahamic religionists living today.

The book is about Darwin,and by extension Darwinism, not about the theory of evolution or creationism.

It doesn't matter. The evidence is what the evidence is. And the evidence is rationally undeniable. We share common descent with all other organisms on known on the planet, and we evolved.

And Wilson is not disputing the evidence for evolution.

Whatever the fuck Darwin did or said, why he said or did it, and how terrible it was, is entirely without consequence. Evolution is true no matter how utterly terrible you think the people responsible for alighting upon it, were or are. All the worlds biologists and biochemists could be racists, rapists and eugenicist dictators, and evolution would still be true.

From a historical and scientific perspective, it does matter what Darwin said and what led him to his all-encompassing idea of natural selection as the principal force/mechanism behind evolution.