02/11/09

Doubting Darwin?

On Feb. 12th biologists the world over will celebrate Charles Darwin's 200th birthday.

"On the Origin of Species" a mere 150 years old, is hailed as one of the greatest works in the history of the sciences. Public opinion surveys reveal most of our countrymen have great doubts about the truth of Darwin's Theory. Among them are prominent politicians and recent presidents. The public's inclination is a sign of a dismal attitude toward science, and a blind stubbornness in responding to evidence. Among the leading evolutionary geneticists, Jerry Coyne's book "Why Evolution is True" is designed to present evidence in a way that might convince those who might be seduced by creationists who advertise the charms of intelligent design. I recommend the book "Why Evolution is True," and always an open mind!

Till next time,

Betty

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