In Newsweek (Dec. 12, 2005) we read:
” “Even people who aren’t comfortable with Darwin’s ideas,” says Niles Eldredge, the museum’s curator of paleontology, “are fascinated by the man.”
In part, the fascination with the man is being driven by his enemies, who say they’re fighting “Darwinism,” rather than evolution or natural selection. “It’s a rhetorical device to make evolution seem like a kind of faith, like ‘Maoism‘,” says Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson, editor of one of the two Darwin anthologies just published. “Scientists,” Wilson adds, “don’t call it ‘Darwinism‘.””
Here, E. O. Wilson argued that only non scientists use the term “Darwinism” as a “rhetorical device to make evolution seem like a kind of faith. Like “Maoism” . Wilson says that real scientists rather use the term “evolution” and “natural selection” . Well, first we already presented the bogus “evidences” (likewise the finches) that he and his “pals” own to “prove” their concept of evolution. Second, “Maoism” is “a political imposition of communism” , and third, PubMed presents indexed articles using the word “Darwinism” .
But, who is that fully erratic E. O. Wilson?
David C. Stove, in his Darwinian Fairytales wrote about him:
“There are physiological or behavioural signals of submission which in our species, in dogs, and in many other animals, terminate fights between conspecifics, or prevent them from starting, or at the least usually prevent them from ending in a death. The existence of these signals, according to professor E. O. Wilson, the leader of the sociobiological school, is profoundly puzzling. They constitute, he says, ‘a considerable theoretical difficulty: why not always try to kill or maim the enemy outright?‘ [Wilson, E.O. (1975), Sociobiology. Harvard University Press, Boston, p. I29.] This scholarly enquiry might will cause you, if you are a mere normal man, and can remember being in a school playground fight or two, a sharp intake of breath. But if, of course, you are a Darwinian, and believe that all organisms, including yourself, are engaged in a struggle for life, or if you take for granted that humans and all other animals are selfish – why not, indeed…? (Stove’s p. 82)”
“…. If Professor Wilson were right, it would be a ‘considerable theoretical difficulty’ why Darwin did not try to kill or maim Samuel Butler, for example, or why Wilson himself does not try to kill or maim his bitter enemy and Harvard colleague, Professor R. C. Lewontin. But this is not a considerable theoretical difficulty. It is just a joke, and a stupid one at that (p. 83; see also p. 221)… But it is perfectly obvious that once Darwinian armour plating has reached this degree of thickness, it is completely impenetrable by common sense, or even sanity. The fact is, there is no problem about human altruism. The only problem is Darwinism and neo-Darwinism. (p. 95)”
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