Libertarians Against Darwin
|January 13, 2011||Posted by William Dembski under Darwinism, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Popular culture|
I was a big fan of Robert J. Ringer in the 1970s (author of the runaway bestseller WINNING THROUGH INTIMIDATION — which was not about learning to intimidate others but about preventing others from intimidating you — good information if you have to deal with Darwinists).
In the 1980s Ringer became a champion of libertarianism, which he has continued to the present, especially through his blog. In the last few years I’ve corresponded with him and learned that he too is a Darwin doubter. At his request, I wrote a short piece for his blog titled “Saving Our Freedoms from Darwin”:
[EXCERPT:] Paternalists have always been infatuated with Darwin. Yet, having embraced Darwinism as a tool for social control, they became loath to reexamine whether Darwinism is true at all. Unlike Lady Ashley, they hope and wish that Darwinism is true. But is it really? Hoping and wishing never make anything true. Truth is decided by evidence. Mounting evidence shows that the theory is false. (See my book Intelligent Design Uncensored.) And if it is demonstrably false, then let’s be done with using it to justify utopian political schemes whose sole aim is to enslave us for our benefit. Human freedom and responsibility are too precious to be ceded to Darwin.