Monday, January 19, 2009

Article on the History of Creationism

Scientific American published this article on the history of creationism in the classroom, showing how the creationists have adapted their tactics whenever their current tactic is struck down. Early in the article, one scientist speaks of the importance of evolution, "without evolution, modern biology, including medicine and biotechnology, wouldn’t make sense.” Also see SciAm's review of the movie Expelled, which has this quote: " What I knew about evolution came primarily from creationist literature, so when I finally took a course in evolutionary theory in graduate school I realized that I had been hoodwinked. What I discovered is a massive amount of evidence from multiple sciences—geology, paleontology, biogeography, zoology, botany, comparative anatomy, molecular biology, genetics and embryology—demonstrating that evolution happened."

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