Re: Fish (was Re: Marks)

From: John Hudson (john@tiro.ca)
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 01:00:19 CDT

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    Wandering wildly off topic...

    William J Poser wrote:

    > The Darwin fish is used, primarily
    > on bumper stickers, by people of scientific orientation who are
    > opposed to Christian antievolutionism.

    Hmm. How many people with Darwin fish decals on their cars do you think could accurately
    explain the theory of evolution? It seems to me to be simply a way of poking fun of
    religious belief and presenting Darwinian evolution as a contrary belief that somehow
    trumps Christianity. Insofar as mounting decals on your automobile to proclaim religious
    affiliation is tacky, it might deserve a certain amount of satire, but I don't think the
    various parodies are motivated by 'scientific orientation'. I suspect many of the people
    who stick Darwin fish decals on their cars are as ignorant of evolutionary biology as they
    are of creation theology.

    John Hudson

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