|Wesley R. Elsberry
Joined: May 2002
David Coppedge Thinks What Happened to the Soviet Union Can Happen to Darwinism
Take heart, though. It was like that before Soviet communism fell. The last years of the Iron Curtain were fierce; many individuals suffered persecution, and many lived in a state of fear. The Soviet bloc seemed impregnable. Then, perestroika and glasnost came as reality set in that communism wasn’t working. Within just a couple of years, thanks to pressure from Reagan and internal pressure from freedom loving unions, the Berlin wall fell. The world watched in astonishment as the Soviet Union unraveled in a precipitous and momentous collapse, and long-denied freedoms saw the light of a new day. It can happen with Darwinism—unless vigilance gives way to complacency, challenge to comfort, love for truth to fear of criticism. This is no time to cower in retreat; it’s time to charge!
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker