June 2, 2005

Darwinism, left and right

"Darwin has been much in the news lately, both directly and indirectly. Darwinism is, yet again, under attack from creationists via the allegedly new theory of "intelligent design." Meanwhile the travails of Harvard president Lawrence Summers indicate a reluctance to accept, or perhaps even countenance, that humans are evolved creatures with mental limitations, particularly if those limitations tend to be gender-specific. Mr. Summers, for those fresh in from Mars (or Venus), was recently rash enough to posit essentially evolutionary reasons for the scarcity of women at the highest levels of mathematics and the sciences."
National Post Posted by Martin Sewell at June 2, 2005 2:29 PM | TrackBack