The Cathedral does not preach evolution; the Cathedral doesn’t believe in evolution, except as a tool for bashing fundamentalists into submission about other issues. If certain Traditionalists in the reacto-sphere don’t believe in evolution, that puts them on the opposite side of things in this one case. They know it, I suppose, and that’s why most of them just don’t bring it up.
The fact is, most creationists and ID’ers have more in common with the Cathedral than they would care to admit. Dinesh D’Souza’s book What’s So Great About Christianity has an entire section devoted to “Christianity and Science,” in which D’Souza* toes the same line as the Cathedral: evolution stops at the neck, and it’s something that happened a long time ago, doesn’t concern us today. . . .
The Dark Enlightenment is Dark precisely because it has followed the evidence where it leads, which turns out to be—in a great historical irony—right back to some of the conclusions (emphasis on some of the conclusions) reached by certain Christians pre-Darwin, the intellectual descendants of whom now inhabit the Christian Traditionalist end of the reacto-sphere. . . .
In other words, the HBD worldview turns out to be remarkably similar at certain junctions to the ancient Christian worldview, though very different reasons buttress the worldviews.
– Now I understand why Caucasians are so successful.
– AnomalyUK on reactionary unity
– Audacious Epigone responds to some ribbing from Heartiste. It’s almost impossible not to agree with Heartiste, but the fact that, “betas appear to do a better job passing along their genes than alphas do,” does give one a certain amount of pause.
There is no macroeconomics that is not Cathedral liturgy, no confidence or ‘animal spirits’ independent of its devotions, no economic cataclysm that is not simultaneously a crisis of faith.
– Add this to the list of things I’m glad I’ve never written while blogging: “The comment section is open, but I’m not going to read them.”
– Dartmouth is gay.