Friday, 28 September 2007

A Pleasant Surprise

Whilst reading an article by Simon Barnes in the Times about the problems facing Test cricket, I was pleasantly surprised by the following paragraph:

But let’s not talk about evolution. That only confuses things. The use of Darwinian theory to explain and justify changes in human society is one of the greatest misunderstandings in philosophical history. Evolution is not a march of progress, it does not reach a goal of perfection and, for the record, neither humankind nor a single certain human race is the crown of creation.
And that's why he's my favourite sports writer.

1 comment:

James D said...

Too true, he is an excellent sports writer. I do wonder how many of his readers will understand the bit about Darwinism though...