Religion, Evolution, and Ideology

by practicalspactical

“To counter the established Church of England doctrine that the aristocratic social order was divinely ordained, radicals supported Lamarckian Evolutionism, a theme proclaimed by street corner agitators as well as some established scientists such as Robert Edmund Grant.” – Wikipedia, Radicalism

So … Church >> Social Order Status Quo; Directed Evolution >> Mutable but Teleological Social Order; Undirected Evolution >> Natural Injustice

While Conservatives are partially right that Progressives wear rosy-eye-glasses about the extent to which circumstances can change, they never seem to acknowledge about how so much of the world they fight to keep was the result of radical and hard-fought battles with other Conservatives, who just as readily defended the status quo out of fear of gross experimentation.