"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Sunday, December 30, 2012
More stuff for my list of favorite quotes
Two quotes I found at another blog: "Theism is has been scientifically dead for over a century." "Conventional religion is now unnecessary and will soon vanish. Modern understanding can now fill in almost all of the blanks that Bronze Age thought-systems filled with gods." This blog now has 33 posts with my favorite quotes.