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, May 31, 2017

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about a book that explains the evolution of teeth. I also wrote something about the morons who want to throw out science.

Who is Mr. Ungar? I looked it up:
Peter S. Ungar is an American paleoanthropologist and evolutionary biologist. ... Before arriving at Arkansas, he taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Duke University Medical CenterUngar is known primarily for his work on the role of diet in human evolution. He has spent thousands of hours observing wild apes and other primates in the rainforest of Latin America and Southeast Asia, studied fossils from tyrannosaurids to Neandertals, and developed new techniques for using advanced surface analysis technologies to tease information about diet from tooth shape and patterns of use wear."

"Teeth and jaws go back over 410 million years in our greater vertebrate family, having first appeared in ancient armored fish."
The history of life is a fantastic story.

In the comments 2 know-nothing bible thumpers want replace 2 centuries of scientific progress with "The Magic Man did it" fantasy which they share with the Islamic State terrorists.

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