Originally posted by jjw004:
I was suggesting that Darwin's theory is offered much in the same way that religion is. It is beyound reproach and to disagree invites wrath.
ID is just another example of a poorly chosen basis for a belief. There are many, some on the WEB, that find fault with Darwin. I am hard pressed to understand his view as an explanation for everything we find here on Earth. My point was that I would like to think Darwin was right but I can not do it blindly. No argument here.
I think it "invites wrath" because the people disagreeing with it almost invariably do so out of ignorance. Most of the people who argue against it, in my experience, are not interested in learning about it, but to denigrate it through specious arguments and mischaracterization. Their true goal is to eliminate the branches of science that might cast doubt on literal interpretations of ancient creation stories.
Evolution isn't an explanation for everything. It's only an explanation for the diversity of species that exist and have existed on this planet.