by Denyse O'Leary
Reading Darwin Day in America: How Our Politics and Culture Have Been Dehumanized in the Name of Science, John G. West prompted me to renounce a bad habit that I have shared with many, many people (though that fact is not offered as an excuse). I am referring to the habit of being what fellow Canadian journalist David Warren calls a "dhimmi for Darwin". He means living in a state of perpetual second class citizenship, as is the fate of Christians and Jews in Middle Eastern countries dominated by Islamist extremists.
Dhimmitude exists in the Western world too. Today, it is very dangerous to doubt Darwin. Brilliant scientists have seen their careers wrecked when they refused to worship the secular idol.
And, although in recent years I have begun to voice objections pretty strenuously, I admit that in the past - to avoid useless conflict with nice people who simply cannot face what materialism and its creation story Darwinism are doing to our culture - I have often soft-pedalled.
For example, I have caught myself saying "Well, Darwin was a racist, but almost all upper class Brit toffs were, and Darwin wasn't really any worse than the ... ".
And I noticed that the people around me were nodding approvingly, while we all sipped tea. And I was pleased. That was the right answer, apparently. So, of course, I was pleased.
But it wasn't the right answer. And I knew it wasn't. So here is what I really think:
Part Three: Darwin and the Holocaust
Part Four: Ignoring logical contradictions politely, sipping more tea
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