Evolution for everyone

In “Why Everyone Should Learn the Theory of Evolution: Evolution should be taught as a practical tool for understanding drug resistance and the price of fish,” the editors of Scientific American reprise an earlier editorial that is very much well worth the 2-2.5 min it will take most mortals to read it.

Darwin deserves a lot better than he gets. When the popular press needs an iconic image of a brilliant scientist, it invariably recycles the famous photograph of Albert Einstein having a bad hair day…. Darwin’s failure to achieve icon status is the legacy of creationists and neocreationists and of the distortion of his ideas by the eugenics movement a century ago.

Mr. Darwin deserves considerable appreciation for the prescient perspective that he reasoned on the basis of his careful observations. Here’s the link.


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