A Scientific Study In Evolutionary Musicology
|December 26, 2011||Posted by GilDodgen under Eyes Rolling|
Darwinism has been the most prolific progenitor of junk pseudoscience in the history of junk pseudoscience. One might even call Darwinism the universal common ancestor of junk pseudoscience in the last century and a half. (“Junk pseudoscience” is not redundant. Pseudoscience is worthless. Junk pseudoscience is less than worthless, that is, destructive.)
Once unsupported Darwinian speculation and storytelling became acceptable within the academy, and was legitimized as “science,” all bets were off. One might write a paper with the title, A Scientific Study In Evolutionary Musicology: How Darwinian Evolution Explains the Origin of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor.
This might make for a great Ph.D. thesis for a young musician with a double major in music and evolutionary biology!
Just include the words “scientific study” and “evolution,” and you’ll be guaranteed a hearing, and probably published — assuming you have suitably and proficiently mastered Darwin-speak.