Education is not an evolutionary value

From the Washington Times:

A federal report released yesterday found that 47 percent of American men without a high-school diploma have fathered a child out of wedlock, compared with about 6 percent of college graduates.

To me, this is one of the great ironies of the educationists. Like feminists and socialists, they push a philosophy that is not self-sustaining, but requires a constant inflow of children from those produced by more life-affirming philosophies.

It is a pity that so many otherwise traditional parents are so willing to turn their progeny over to them, as left to their own devices they would finish themselves off within two generations.

I also found it interesting to note that more men think highly of fatherhood than marriage, although it was surprising that two-thirds still thought it was better to be married than single. That is, of course, a general statement, one tends to consider the matter rather differently when it becomes specific.

The other night, I asked a friend of mine why he hadn’t married his girlfriend, since they lived together and had children. He laughed and said that as he’d already been through one divorce, he saw no reason to repeat the experience. I find it hard to blame him, even as I can see the foundations of civilization shaking in his behavior.

These are not the sort of problems amenable to fixing.