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Harvard: Tired of Creationist Bullshit
2005.08.16 (Tue) 15:58
Just a brief mention about an AP article we stumbled across:
Harvard University is joining the long-running debate over the theory of evolution by launching a research project to study how life began.
"My expectation is that we will be able to reduce this to a very simple series of logical events that could have taken place with no divine intervention," said David R. Liu, a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Harvard.
Evolution is a fundamental scientific theory that species evolved over millions of years. It has been standard in most public school science texts for decades but recently re-emerged in the spotlight as communities and some states debated whether school children should also be taught about creationism or intelligent design.
The theory of intelligent design says life on earth is too complex to have developed through evolution, implying that a higher power must have had a hand in creation.
Setting aside the fact that this article doesn't mention that the anti-evolution side of the long-standing "debate" about evolution is much like a bunch of monkeys throwing feces across the table, and setting aside the fact that they refer to intelligent design as a "theory" instead of a "crackpot hypothesis with no scientific basis whatsoever," we're always happy to hear that more people are actively joining in the fight against willful ignorance. We look forward to the day when our understanding of the origins of life is such that any logical person can simply laugh at the creationists. Of course, we'll probably still have those masses of illogical people to deal with.
Oh well. One step at a time. Go, Crimson!
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