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Charles Darwin Facts and quotes

Why does Stephen H

We know why the IDiots use the words "Darwinist" and "Darwinism" to describe evolutionary biologists and modern evolutionary theory. There are three main reasons.
  1. They want their flocks to believe that modern scientists worship Charles Darwin and his 150 year-old theory so that when they discredit him—as they are constantly trying to do—it reflects on evolution.
  2. They want to link modern evolutionary biology to social Darwinism and it's easier to do so if they refer to evolutionary biologists as Darwinists.
  3. They are too stupid to realize that there's a lot more to modern evolutionary biology than natural selection.
Every time you challenge creationists on this point they find some way to defend their use of Darwinism rather than just say "evolutionary biology" or "modern evolutionary theory." There's a reason for this (see above).

Stephen H. Webb is the latest example. Apparently his use of "Darwinism" was challenged so he wrote a blog post on Evolution News & Views (sic) defending it The Strange Mental World of Darwinian Fundamentalists. I hope you appreciate the irony in the title.

In an earlier discussion he said, "You know that when I say Darwinism I mean the current state of his theory." In the latest post he defended this by saying ...
I just Googled it, and the first three entries use it to refer to the contemporary theory of evolution, and talk about it in terms of its origin in Darwin and its later developments. Those cites are: Wikipedia, Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I don't know why you are nitpicking about this except to exhaust me and distract us from substantial issues.Let's look at excerpts from those three Google references.While the term has remained in use amongst scientific authors when referring to modern evolutionary theory, it has increasingly been argued that it is an inappropriate term for modern evolutionary theory.[5][8] For example, Darwin was unfamiliar with the work of Gregor Mendel, [9] and as a result had only a vague and inaccurate understanding of heredity. He naturally had no inkling of yet more recent developments and, like Mendel himself, knew nothing of genetic drift for example.[10] ....

Hotbed of biodiversity: Fascinating images of wildlife from the Galapagos Islands  — Mother Nature Network
Located 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador, this remote volcanic archipelago is famous as the birthplace of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.


How universal is recognizing facial expressions?

I heard that Charles Darwin said that with just a few exceptions, the ability to read facial expressions is the same across cultures. Is this true? How much has this been researched?

The context of why I ask this:

I know a lot of evolutionary psychologists have said that men are more likely to misinterpret women's friendliness for sexual interest, and the reason is that men are more sexual in nature. Then I found a study where they show both men and women movie clips of women having facial expressions: friendly, sexually interested, sad or rejecting.…

Some facial expressions are involuntary and they derive from our natural instincts. They will always be the same in every person because we are all born with the same instincts, but of course that doesn't mean that everyone can read them as such.

Of course that would raise the question how do we know certain involuntary facial expressions are linked to instinctive reactions when we are s|-|ite at reading those facial expressions for what they are? Well, the simple answer for that is face people with certain events that trigger instinctive reactions that in turn trigger…

In which book the expression "crows feet" is used?

Charles Darwin wrote in his 1872 book, The Expression Of The Emotions In Man And Animals,in this book crows feet is used.

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals is a book by the British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1872, on how animals and humans express and signal to others their emotions. It, along with his 1871 book The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, was part of Darwin's attempt to address questions of human origins and human psychology using his theory of evolution by natural selection.

When writing The…

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