Category: Marr, Andrew

Darwinism as religion

It’s not an original idea, but Andrew Marr’s thoughts about the dangers of turning Darwinism into a secular religion are of some interest.  Describing himself as a ‘lapsed Presbyterian Christian’ (“I had a blinding revelation of disbelief at the age of around 15”), Marr reminds us that science in general, and Darwinism in particular, can offer some of the nourishment that religion provides.

The natural history museums of both London and Oxford are ‘temples of nature’ and mimic cathedrals in their design. …