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

Sunday, June 4, 2017

What I wrote at the Wall Street Journal about birds: "200 million years of evolution but only 500 years to wipe out 190 species thanks to humans."

"Birds are not only the proverbial canaries in the coal mine that by their presence and health tell us if something is wrong with our environment. They are subjects of admiration in their own right. It took evolution only several million years to produce us from a furry ape, but it has been working for perhaps 200 million years to make present-day birds out of dinosaurs."
200 million years of evolution but only 500 years to wipe out 190 species thanks to humans.
From wikipedia "Since 1500, over 190 species of birds have become extinct, and this rate of extinction seems to be increasing."
"Currently there are approximately 10,000 species of birds, with an estimated 1,200 considered to be under threat of extinction."
Google "List of extinct birds".

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