Jonathan Brun

The Law of Evolution

The Theory of Evolution should be changed to the Law of Evolution. The benefit would be immense. No one, save the schizophrenics, tries to argue against the Law of Gravity. Even more obscure laws, such as the Laws of Thermodynamics are agreed upon to be true, without (major) exceptions. It is imperative we push society towards an unconditional acceptance that life (and other things) evolve naturally based on survival mechanisms, we need to change the vocabulary. I propose we change all references to the Theory of Evolution to the Law of Evolution – across school textbooks and in both general scientific and public discourse.

If you quickly read up on basic psychology, neurolinguistics and behavioural economics; you will see the importance of words and behaviour. What and how we say things matters, greatly.

To get the ball rolling, I would propose a petition of sorts that is co-signed by top level scientists and by less known citizens. The petition would be deliver it to book publishers, scientific communities and governments – insisting that all reference to the Theory of Evolution be changed to the Law of Evolution.

Let me know your thoughts on this issue.

Article in Wired on this same idea: … t_thompson

Definition of “Law” from Wikipedia:

A scientific law or scientific principle is a concise verbal or mathematical statement of a relation that is always under the same conditions.

Published on May 4, 2009