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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 02:28 AM
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47. it matters to me because denying the fundamental reality...
Edited on Tue Nov-30-04 02:33 AM by mike_c
...that biological evolution occurs is tantamount to embracing ignorance. It's a return to the intellectual dishonesty of the Dark Ages. The reality of evolution is no more questionable than the reality of the Copernican view of the solar system, and no less observable.

As an educator, evolution matters to me not only because it's an observed truth, but because 99.9 percent of the discussion about evolution outside of biological circles is flat out misinformed, despite the efforts that my colleagues and I have expended to educate people about the matter for nearly a century (I date that effort back to the new synthesis in the early 20th century, not to Darwin). It's damned frustrating to hear apparently well educated people suddenly begin spouting gross misconceptions about biological evolution.
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