If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Human embryos: Why does our sequence of development mimic the order of our ancestors (fish to amphibian to reptile to mammal)?

See pages 73-80 in Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne.

Jerry Coyne of the University of Chicago answers his question:

"As one species evolves into another, the descendant inherits the developmental program of its ancestor: that is, all the genes that form ancestral structures."

How would evolution deniers, also known as Bible thumpers and terrorists, also known as uneducated morons, answer this question?

They would ignore the question, or lie about it, or fail to understand it. They certainly wouldn't try to learn anything from it.

There's countless more scientific facts explained in Why Evolution is True (and several other books about biology) that wouldn't make any sense without evolution. Evolution is how the world works. To deny this most important basic fact of science is equivalent to denying all of reality.

3 comments:

  1. you don't want to see what happened to the OLD SH*THEADS...

    RAT MAN PZ & THE NEW SH*THEADS

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    clubconspiracy.com/forum/f29/judgment-day-may-21-2011-a-13663.html

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  2. Considering the prolifers will hand out plastic fetuses that are simply tiny full term babies and tell you that that is what the 8 week old fetus inside you looks like, I don't think you're getting an honest answer out of anyone on that side of the fence.

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  3. PersonalFailure, I call the prolifers "pro-death" because they're against scientific progress that will save lives.

    Dav, I checked out the strange website you linked to. It has a video which I thought was excellent satire.

    What Richard Dawkins doesn't want you to know about his evil future plans to conquer the world!

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