Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 month ago

Could the evolution theory be seen as a dogma?

17 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago
    Favourite answer

    It could be it isn't

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago


    Someone responded....

    >>>"Dogma" is a religious concept. It isn't used in science. <<<




    a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.

    "The rejection of political dogma"

    Responder stands corrected.

  • 1 month ago

    Not the theory, no. 


    Now, there are lots of different people who have chosen to invent and spout philosophical INTERPRETATIONS of the concept. And they tend to get dogmatic on occasion. But when they do so, they leave the discipline of science, and the actual content of the theory, behind. 


    That's why we get all the social-engineering notions that latch onto evolution as an excuse: Nazism, Spencerian "social darwinism," Communism and others. 


    We also get more literary forms: Shaw's "life force" or Nietsche's philosophy. 


    Even the science popularizer, Richard Dawkins, has picked a fight with a genuine scientist for writing about examples of evolution that don't conform to Dawkins' oversimplified "selfish gene" summation of the concept.


    The difference between the theory and the dogma is pretty clear, at least to serious science students: the theory is what we can prove; the dogma is all about attaching notions to it that we can't prove.

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Dogma" is a religious concept. It isn't used in science. Biological evolution is a natural process which we understand through science.

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  • 1 month ago

    In regard to your question, it depends on what you mean by "the evolution theory" since both the understanding of the process of evolution and especially the term "theory" have widely been misused by the anti-science crowd. 

    In general, scientific theories are by definition not dogma because they require significant amounts of supporting data and analysis.  Theories are open to be continually changed, updated, refined, and even refuted all the time when more data or observation is obtained.  Evolutionary science is comprised of hundreds, if not thousands of theories that describe the process.  Individual evolutionary theories get added, changed, refined, and even disproven all the time, but the very preponderance of evolutionary theories themselves suggests that the general evolutionary process should be taken as fact.  If you are going to doubt evolution in general, then you might as well doubt that earth revolves around the sun.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, of course it can.  And it is.

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It COULD be seen that way -- by people who see refrigerators as being composed of asparagus.

  • 1 month ago

    Evolution in the broad sense is provable whether you care to believe it or not.

    Refined theories on evolution are still being developed and tweaked.  So it doesn't really fit the dictionary definition of dogma!

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Do you even know what a theory is? Do the idiots answering your question know? It's an explanation based on facts in evidence.


    Not idiotic delusions of daddy figures.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not really.....

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    yes, dogs are products of evolution also ....................

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