Harry Drabik concluded an interesting analysis of "conservative" thought with the above statement. It is in his column "north shore notes" in the Reader Weekly, 2011-06-02.
"Life is not conservative. It is wildly radical existing on sea bottom deeps, high mountain peaks, and dry deserts. There is nothing conservative about life on this planet. If you believe in a Creator about the most disrespectful thing would be to take all that marvelous, vibrant complexity and reduce it to a narrow little fairy tale that suits you small fancies."