Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Of the three great secular faiths born in the 19th century—Darwinism, Marxism and Freudianism—the second died swiftly and painfully and the third is slipping peacefully away. But Darwinism goes from strength to strength. If its ideas are right, the handful of dust that evolution has shaped into humanity will rarely stray too far off course. And that is, perhaps, a hopeful thought to carry into the New Year.This article argues that Darwinism and 'survival of the fittest' may not be so morally reprehensible and violent as it seems on first blush.
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