The Politics of Evolutionary Consciousness

Posted in Atheism, Katin/IPCRESS Blog by Katin on December 27, 2007

Written by Katin for IPCRESS Blog

Why has all this arguing over Intelligent Design become so popular? Why do people even care? Are people that passionate about the Theory of Evolution? Twenty years ago, this was a non-issue. Those who believed in Creationism or ID were generally ignored. Today, people who even mention the idea of Intelligent Design are set-upon by hordes of angry Darwin supporters with their vulgar anti-religious diatribes and cartoons of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Are they really serious? Why is this suddenly such an important issue for them? Anyone who so much as questions any of the weak points of Evolutionary Theory is branded a “religious extremist” and “ignorant.”

Are there broader, political implications to this debate?