"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
Friday, February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017. What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about Iranians who love Americans.
I agree with the president. Keeping these people out is the best possible way to keep America safe. I expect with some modifications he will eventually get his way.
The list of countries include Iran. I have a big problem with the Iranian government but I like the Iranians. I play chess with them online almost every day. About 3 years ago I watched a TV program about an American who travelled to Iran. He was surprised to find out most Iranians love Americans and he was welcomed in their homes. Today I found some more information that confirms what the traveler said. It's very interesting. 2 links:
A comment someone else wrote: "Yes, there is a lot of pro American sentiment in Iran among the young. They are living under the yoke of the Mullahs and yearn for freedom. There was a pro American demonstration in the streets of Tehran during the Bush Administration of about 250,000 people following a soccer game. When we think about Iran we need to separate the people from the theocracy."