Gould a Marxist
Well, I'm back (and hopefully on the right calendar). I check my e-mail only to find out from Christian Worldview Network that Stephen J. Gould was a Marxist and an atheist. The article goes through great lengths to discuss Gould's political views and the magical link to his scientific views. The absurdity should be clear to anyone, but the obvious goal of this article is to associate Evolutionary Biology (in this case, punctuated equilibrium) with Marxism and atheism. After all, no honest Christian or American could possibly agree with either Marxism or atheism, right? Here's the punch line from the article:
Gould, along with Lewontin, Levin, Jonathan Beckwith, Ruth Hubbard, and Herb Fox, founded an organization entitled “Science for the People.” Wikipedia begins its discussion of this organization as follows: “Science for the People is a leftwing organization that emerged from the antiwar culture of theOh No, not the clenched fist! To all of this I say, so what? Evolutionary biology is embraced for its utility in science. There are leftist, communist, right wing, centrists, liberal and socialist evolutionary biologists. There are Christian, muslim, buddhist, agnostic and atheistic evolutionary biologists. There are black, yellow, red and white evolutionary biologists. There are big, tall, skinny, short and medium evolutionary biologists. There are evolutionary biologists with glasses, contacts and good eyes. There are blonde, brunette, bald, redhead and every color in between evolutionary biologists. You won't ever hear from Christian Worldview than Gould was a salt-and-pepper haired reading glass wearing evolutionist! The article is another lame attempt by religious fanatics to paint evolutionary biology as something other than solid science. Of course, it took a while, but ultimately we hear the 'I hope he converted' arguments:
in the 1970s.” Harvard’s E. O. Wilson labeled the organization “American Marxists.” Not insignificantly, the cover of its magazine contains the Communist clinched fist! United States
In other words, nearly everything Gould touched over his lifetime would force most neutral onlookers to the conclusion that he was indeed a Marxist and by implication an atheist. However, it would be nice to think that Gould saw the error of his ways and repented; that he saw what former atheist Antony Flew finally saw—that the universe could not have happened by chance; or what Whitaker Chambers discovered about Marxism-Leninism as related in his classic Witness.and the rather disjointed link to global warming.....
Let me make a prediction—this new leftwing “science” organization will be heavily involved in the global warming controversy on the side of big government and the “greening” ofDoes anyone proof-read for this publication? The entire article was a wacked out brain-fart from someone trying to make, what point?
. You see, the “upper class” greens are the new Communists of our era, and they have already decided that “science” is on their side and Western capitalism must be destroyed in order to save the planet from too much capitalistically produced carbon dioxide. America