Should the City of Darwin change its name?

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A lot of people in Darwin in Northern Austria might not like their city to be called that name as they might not believe in Darwinism and evolution. Being a largely catholic area people might object to their town being named by someone who opposes creationism.

Should the people have a referendum on the name of their city? What could they call it?
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Maybe Darnville because it still sounds similar.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
A lot of people in Darwin in Northern Austria might not like their city to be called that name as they might not believe in Darwinism and evolution. Being a largely catholic area people might object to their town being named by someone who opposes creationism.

Should the people have a referendum on the name of their city? What could they call it?
No they shouldn't.
Democracy should be minimised.
Referendums shouldn't exist at all.
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They can call their city whatever they want but they shouldn't change the name just because a bunch of people there don't 'believe' in evolution.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
A lot of people in Darwin in Northern Austria might not like their city to be called that name as they might not believe in Darwinism and evolution. Being a largely catholic area people might object to their town being named by someone who opposes creationism.

Should the people have a referendum on the name of their city? What could they call it?
Can I force a referendum on every town and city in the UK ending in "ham" because I don't believe ham exists? They don't have to rename themselves entirely, I'm a reasonable man. They can just be called Notting, Bucking and Clap.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
A lot of people in Darwin in Northern Austria might not like their city to be called that name as they might not believe in Darwinism and evolution. Being a largely catholic area people might object to their town being named by someone who opposes creationism.

Should the people have a referendum on the name of their city? What could they call it?
Poor them!

Victims of systematic oppression, one could say!
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
A lot of people in Darwin in Northern Austria might not like their city to be called that name as they might not believe in Darwinism and evolution. Being a largely catholic area people might object to their town being named by someone who opposes creationism.

Should the people have a referendum on the name of their city? What could they call it?
Darwin was so named by the captain of the Beagle, but it was during her 3rd voyage, which Darwin was not on. Many places were named after members of the crew. Apparently, the place reminded the captain of Darwin's "geologising" because of the discovery of a new rock type there. This was some 20 years before Darwin published Origin of Species, so the name has nothing to do with Evolution.

Darwin is less than 25% Catholic.
Many Catholics accept the fact of evolution - including the Pope!

So the answer to your question is "no". On every level.

BTW, do you think that we should have a referendum to see it Christians want to change the names of the days of the week, because they are named after pagan gods, which they definitely don't believe in?
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