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(Permalink) Posted: June 30 2009,05:43   

WingNutDaily:
 
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"Darwin suits my purpose," Marx wrote.

No he didn't. It's YAFQ (Yet Another Fucking Quotemine).  Here's the actual quote from a letter Marx wrote in 1861:
   
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Darwin’s work is most important and suits my purpose in that it provides a basis in natural science for the historical class struggle. One does, of course, have to put up with the clumsy English style of argument. Despite all shortcomings, it is here that, for the first time, ‘teleology’ in natural science is not only dealt a mortal blow but its rational meaning is empirically explained.


Just a bit different.  Kind of an odd comment considering how teleological his view of history was.

(edited to fix link)

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