Prof. Dov Por
dovpor at NETVISION.NET.IL
Thu Oct 7 17:57:45 CDT 1999
A propos Lyssenko. I was tought " Rassentheory" as a logical conclusion of
Darwinism. Then I had Lyssenko at the University , presented as the "true
Darwinism of the working class", a few years ago we taught the "Central
Dogma" which today has been mended and expanded and now we have
Sociobiology with is "Ultra-Darwinist " monstruous exagerations..
For peet's sake , don't present Darwinism as a dogma opposed to religious
dogma. Too many times people and kids out there ask us " do you believe in
Darwinism or in the Bible ?". Evolution theory and the development of
Darwinism is not a creed, but a continuous search , not a passive belief ,
but a creative philosophical struggle, where each of us can add his own
brick, to a probably never ending building.
You can be a believer in a deity and still be an assiduous researcher of
evolutionary answers. Look how Julian Huxley and Teilhard de Chardin ( a
Jesuit) agreed on many points!
There is no contradiction, save in the fundamentalist minds. Those people
cannot be convinced by any logical argument. Not only when it comes to
I know of many biologist monks and have many Jewish believer biologist
and geologist colleagues, who are our equals in the task of searching for
the evolutionary facts. We should nurture pluralism in our own camp!
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