The nature of liberalism—and its end

There was a time when men were afraid that somebody would reveal some secret of theirs that was unknown to their fellows. Nowadays, they’re afraid that somebody will name what everybody knows. Have you practical people ever thought that that’s all it would take to blast your whole, big, complex structure, with all your laws and guns—just somebody naming the exact nature of what you’re doing?
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, p. 384.

And, by the way, the same applies to Darwinism. All it would take to blast the whole, big Darwinian orthodoxy, with its powerful institutions, its ubiquitous propaganda, and its control of the culture and of men’s minds, is just somebody naming the exact nature of the Darwinian theory. Which is why the Darwinians keep covering up what the theory actually says.

(Tomorrow I will post an article showing how recent articles celebrating the theory of evolution are silent about random genetic mutation.)

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 17, 2009 12:55 PM | Send

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