Dilbert_X wrote:Yes, societies all over the world over thousands of years separately and independently developed the metric system.
Either evolution is a thing or it isn't - apparently you're the the one in the discussion who believes god did it.
your view of evolution is literally wrong. you’re arguing for something like a telos and ‘end’, a definite ‘progress’ and sense of advance. chronology for you is tied into some metaphysical sense of betterment.
‘all these civilisations upgraded to a metric system at roughly the same time: evolution!’.
this is NOT the scientific view of evolution. it’s the neo-darwinist, victorian one, tied into imperialist and racist doctrines about ‘the mission of western civilisation’. and for ‘western’ read CHRISTIAN. that’s because telos and teleological thinking is religious and metaphysical, not scientific.
amazingly ironic, really.