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Dawkins cult muddling the question of evolution, enlightenment, …//Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so skeptical of science? | Richard Dawkins Foundation

January 24th, 2017 · No Comments

The darwinists, and scientists in general, are doing harm to the confusion created on the right, especially in relation to climate change, but mixing separate issues together: evolution, climate change, vaccination, etc…Dissent on evolution is not the same as dissent on darwinism (the theory of natural selection) and the abuse of darwinism to promote an anti-religious agenda has in addition muddled the clarity of atheism, secularism and general humanism which needs a critical view of darwinism, desperately.
The last straw is the attempt to claim the Enlightenment. That’s a distortion. The first critics of darwinism arose before Darwin! And the Enlightenment produced a better take on evolution with figures like Lamarck (not his adaptationist theory) and the teleomechanists who arose in the Kantian critique of scientism and the confusion over telelogy…
The harm done to both science and historical understanding is immense…
Smart people don’t reject science, but they do critique scientism, and if they are smart about biology they see through the natural selection ideology of darwinists…

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Source: Psychologists ask: What makes some smart people so skeptical of science? | Richard Dawkins Foundation

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