Sunday, August 19, 2007

Excellent Summary of what Evolution says and what it does not say

Dan Quixote has this great article summarizing the facts and myths about evolution. Below are the bullet points, you'll have to check out the link for the explanations. I wish this were given to every news department in the country:

1)A fact is the most trivial piece of science. A theory is the most complete.

2)Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution

3)We are all highly evolved.

4)Biologist don't, and will likely never, agree how to define "species."

5)Not all evolution is because of natural selection.

6)Evolution is an ongoing process.

7)Evolution can act incredibly rapidly.

8)Almost everything you have ever read about evolution in the popular press gets it wrong.

9)Darwin got some details wrong.

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