A manifestly unsound system like that of Darwin exercises a much more powerful influence than the deepest speculations, just because of its ?practicability.? And so we have seen the idea of evolution develop itself till it spread from biology and geology to all spheres of thought and investigation, and, intoxicated by its success, exercised such a tyranny that any one who did not swear by it was to be looked upon as a simpleton.
For extra credit: Why should modern IDolators be very worried about quotes like that?
On An Entirely Different Note: National Director of the KKK Thomas Robb blasts Expelled, refusing to let Ben Stein give Darwin credit for racism. And if anyone knows racism and evolution don’t mix, it’s the KKK.