Historian Paul Johnson on Darwinian Fundamentalists

Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 09 2005

By: Paul Johnson
Forbes
June 20, 2005

Of all the fundamentalist groups at large in the world today, the Darwinians seem to me the most objectionable. They are just as strident and closed to argument as Christian or Muslim fundamentalists, but unlike those two groups the Darwinians enjoy intellectual respectability.

Darwinians and their allies dominate the scientific establishments of the West. They rule the campus.

Their militant brand of atheism makes them natural allies of the philosophical atheists who control most college philosophy faculties.

They dominate the leading scientific magazines and prevent their critics and opponents from getting a hearing, and they secure the best slots on TV.

Yet the Darwinian brand of evolution is becoming increasingly vulnerable as the progress of science reveals its weaknesses. One day, perhaps soon, it will collapse in ruins.

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