Reverse Psychology

When It Comes to Human Behavior, Darwinian Hindsight Is Always 20/20

In Salvo 6, I explained why Dr. Francis Collins, the geneticist and former director of the Human Genome Project, is widely promoted by the mainstream media: "Though he is a Christian, Collins is a full-blown neo-Darwinist whose scientific views pose little threat to the preferred ideologies of the cultural elite." This point holds true in all but one area, which, by no small coincidence, is where Collins is most attacked by the scientific community.

In 1991, leading philosopher David Hull wrote in Naturethat the notion that "science and religion . . . cannot conflict" fails when "advocates of evolutionary ethics claim...


is a senior editor of Salvo and is co-founder of the Intelligent Design & Evolution Awareness (IDEA) Center and Program Officer in Public Policy and Legal Affairs at the Discovery Institute.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #7, Winter 2008 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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