Thursday, November 11, 2004


The Evolution Of Irony

Who are the people having kids today?

Immigrants, yes. That's one group. But among white, middle-class Americans, religious people are having children at a much higher rate. More and more and more children percentage-wise than non-religious people. There's a survival value in religious beliefs. They have a sense of purpose. They feel their mission in life is to multiply and be fruitful. The whole Darwinian concept -- evolution -- is on the side of evangelical Christians. They're growing by any measure.
A belief in Darwinism appears to be a distinct Darwinian disadvantage.