Article synopsis: The author draws comparisons between religion and evolution. He does this by making the claim that evolution has rituals, (specifically holidays) icons, (referring to some of Darwin's hair on display at the Natural History Museum, London.) and dogma.
Evolution is not a religion. Websters defines religion as
Religion deals with the supernatural, religion is not science.
Evolution is based on the Scientific Method. It has been validated by hundreds of years of empirical evidence as well as peer review. Accurate predictions have been made based off the theory of evolution and its processes and effects are visible today. Its evidence originates from a myriad of biological disciplines and all of those disciplines independently and unanimously confirm the theory.
Evolution is a valid scientific theory, it does not require faith to “believe in” and it has never invoked a supernatural explanation for any of its components. Evolution is science. No more discussion should be required on this subject.