Wednesday, January 24, 2007

How does Darwinism matter to me?

I think that Darwinism is important for me to learn about because it's so deeply woven into the fabric of our society. It's a standard of knowledge, really. If I want to call myself an educated person, I have to be familiar with it. So many theories of life and development (on all levels) have roots in Darwinism. For me, the question is similar to asking, "why is it important to know your grandfather?" Because it's the father theory and gives me insight into where we came from (literally and theoretically) and where we are going. I'm simply one of those people who has a drive to be informed.

1 comment:

Donna said...

That's true. We always ask the big questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going? I think Darwinism let us look at one view of how the universe works, even though it may not provide all the answers.