Conservative resistance to evolution is resistance to sanctioning change.
June 11, 2010 § Leave a comment
In a seminar this morning on the pressure in business for rapid chance, and the resistance to this pressure (for example, how damaging it is to most small business), it got clear to me that one of the key reasons conservatives are opposed to "evolution" is that it implies acquiescence, or even embracing, change, especially social institutional change. And not just change, but particularly change that is not human nor god driven (or at least a reflection of a benevolent universe), but just a dumb and blind mechanical process.
Douglass Carmichael firstname.lastname@example.org MAHB Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior http://mahb.stanford.edu Stanford Media X , Stanford Stratgey Studios and Palo Alto StrategyStudios Book draft at http://gardenworldpolitics.com Palo Alto tues-thurs cell 206-388-7712 Russian River 707-865-0433