"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
Thursday, July 20, 2017
What somebody wrote at today's Calvin & Hobbes
It is always so very sad to see how LARGE and VOCAL the anti-science attitudes are in the population. Global warming is very, very well supported from a myriad of scientific studies and research reports. The same is true for ideas of evolution. The largest preponderance of studies and reports supports the tenets of evolutionary theory.
The population that is so virulently anti-science has an unfortunate lack of understanding of the science process…. namely that nothing is ever proven 100% in science. It is a concept of thinking that is based upon probabilities. When 95+% of research studies provide statistically relevant data in support of a particular question, it is considered extremely well supported.