"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 18, 2016
What I wrote at chess.com about ERVs
"It is sadly no surprise that this evolution denier has literally no understanding of the subject. It's like a child who literally does not know that 2 + 2 = 4 arguing against arithmetic."
Well done. This is true for all the millions of science deniers. They know nothing about the science that makes them cry. And they never will know anything. There is no cure for their brain damage.
In my life I met one exception. He invoked the anti-science moron-infested Creationist Discovery Institute to explain why endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are not evidence for evolution. I explained why the professional idiots were wrong. Then something amazing happened. He said this looks like a problem for creationism. Then he asked me to recommend a book about evolution. I suggested Why Evolution Is True and he said he would buy the book and read it.
What was different about him was he has a brain which is extremely unusual for science deniers. That's one creationist in my lifetime who was willing to grow up, educate himself, and face facts.
The know-nothing science deniers who infest this place completely ignored the massive evidence I provided recently. They will waste their entire pathetic lives never knowing what they are and where they came from. Nobody cares.