I saw the above image at Andrew Sullivan’s blog today. Clever. And it’s working on a number of levels: as an ironic poke at creationists, of course. And as a substitute of one cultural star (Obama) for another cultural star (Darwin). But it can also be read as a curiously implicit endorsement of Obama-like gradualism and conservatism in politics.
Darwinian theory carrying conservative implications? Tell it to Nietzsche.
And it might also be read as questioning Obama-like gradualism. Perhaps the poster is suggesting that the only kind of slow change we should believe in is in nature, not necessarily in our politics.
In any case, it’s interesting that the evolution by natural selection “metaphor”—as the above image illustrates—can be read as justification for all sorts of politics (and has).