Monday, October 23, 2006

Is the title of this book for real????

Darwin Loves you, written by George Levine.

His main premise is that a close reading of Darwin disproves Max Weber's contention that a "rational scientific" outlook "expels meaning and value from the world." Levine argues persuasively that an understanding of Darwinism can lead to a secular enchantment of the sort experienced by Darwin himself as he worked to make sense of the world around him: "an attitude of awe and love toward the multiple forms of life" in all their extraordinary diversity. Enchantment of this type, Levine explains, is no less important or meaningful than enchantment arising from religion.[my emphasis]
Good grief, I wish Darwinists would make up their mind. Is Darwinian evolution the basis for a type of humanist religion, or not??