"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
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
What I wrote at a Wall Street Journal article: "Evolution theory faces pushback".
The stupid, it burns. The never ending Christian war against science education:
"In Oklahoma, a bill that passed the Senate in March and is being considered in the House would allow teachers to help students critique 'the scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories.' Critics of the bill say it is an effort by creationists to undermine evolution."
A quote from a famous paleontologist:
"Creation science has not entered the curriculum for a reason so simple and so basic that we often forget to mention it: because it is false, and because good teachers understand exactly why it is false. What could be more destructive of that most fragile yet most precious commodity in our entire intellectual heritage -- good teaching -- than a bill forcing honorable teachers to sully their sacred trust by granting equal treatment to a doctrine not only known to be false, but calculated to undermine any general understanding of science as an enterprise?" -- Stephen Jay Gould
"To think that there are people who still believe in creationism is just mindboggling."
There are millions of these idiots in Idiot America. America's idiots should know the Islamic State terrorists are on their side.