Essay / Misc.

Coffee and Darwinism

This morning I stopped at Starbucks to get a cup of “survival juice.”Starbucks I had a class to teach, and I need the pick-me-up. If you have ever purchased a cup of coffee at Starbucks you have noticed that for the last few years Starbucks has printed on the sides of their cups thoughts and opinions of people which they have entitled “The Way I See It”.

Here is what my coffee cup (#224 in the series) had printed on it this morning:

Darwinism’s impact on traditional social values has not been as benign as its advocates would like us to believe. Despite the efforts of its modern defenders to distance themselves from its baleful social consequences, Darwinism’s connection with eugenics, abortion and racism is a matter of historical record. And the record is not pretty.

This quote comes from Dr. Jonathan Wells who has a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Religious Studies from Yale. To say that Darwinists dislike Dr. Wells would be a profound understatement. Wells is shunned by scientists for not properly comporting himself to the acceptable sociology of knowledge that exists inside of the scientific guild.

In Dr. Well’s article “Why Darwinism is Doomed” he points out the Darwinists’ difficulty:

The truth is Darwinism is not a scientific theory, but a materialistic creation myth masquerading as science. It is first and foremost a weapon against religion – especially traditional Christianity. Evidence is brought in afterwards, as window dressing.

This is becoming increasingly obvious to the American people, who are not the ignorant backwoods religious dogmatists that Darwinists make them out to be. Darwinists insult the intelligence of American taxpayers and at the same time depend on them for support. This is an inherently unstable situation, and it cannot last.

Not only does he think Darwinists are wrong—he wants us to quit giving them government money for their research. No wonder they are so mad at him.

When you think about it, it is kind of funny that Starbucks in its attempt to promote “good, healthy discussion” (and, of course, sell coffee) is more open to free inquiry, discussion and investigation than the scientific community.

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