Saturday, 17 May 2008

School Biology

Those who have been most vocal in denouncing me as a creationist for publishing here the self-evident, and academically commonplace, fact that "the survival of the fittest" has nothing to do with science, but is in reality a tautologous philosophical proposition and the creation myth of all the nastiest Western movements from Darwin's day to this, are themselves outspoken devotees of Tony Blair, who flogged off parts of the state school sector to a genuinely creationist organisation bankrolled by his prep school classmate, Sir Peter Vardy.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Survival of the fittest" is not Darwin and not biology.

Herbert Spencer coined the phrase, and applied it to sociology, not the natural world.

David Lindsay said...

Yes, but it's not me that you need to tell.