Re: Darwin a has-been?

H. M. Hubey (
3 Nov 1995 18:34:19 -0500

Alex Duncan <> writes:

>>When the field becomes more developed Darwin will fade
>>into where he belongs. Marx will probably be called
>>an economics fiction writer, and Darwin a popularizer :-)..

>WOW! Hubey boldly blazes new paths of ignorance.

Duncan, I'm getting close to graduating you from
bone-gazer to bone-head :-)..

>From about 8 yrs of education during 19th century we've
gone to about 14. In a couple of hundred years it might
be 24. With that kind of education, the only room for
verbiage school Darwin will be in Cliff's notes in high
school just like Shakespeare, Plato and Aristotle.

>Darwin is the image that comes to mind. It might do you well to read
>some of Darwin's work.

I've read some of it. Just like I read some of Newton's
and Adam Smith's and Marx's and a whole bunch of others'.

I stand by what I said.

Try this, from Rumi circa 1200 AD/CE.

"Man came first to the realm of minerals, and from them he
fell in among plants... when he left the plants and joined the
animals, he remembered nothing of the vegetative state...
In the same way he passed from realm to realm, until now he's
intelligent, knowledgeable, and strong. He remembers not his
first intellects, and he will leave this present intellect behind."

this was written as poetry in the original Farsi. Rumi lived in
the Turkish Seljuk state and wrote this around 1200, the alleged
age of darkness, stupidity, ignorance, and prejudice.


Regards, Mark