Friday, January 14, 2005

Are you ever going to get around to addressing the serious points that I raised? Anyone can cover their ears and scream or run away when confronted with facts they don't like, it takes character to question what you assume and to examine what you think you know. Instead of running off on a new topic, why not at least try to understand the issues already raised? Issues that are a matter of life and death. comments

As far as evolution, I think you have fallen for the theory vs fact canard. Creationists play upon a vernacular misunderstanding of the word "theory".

"...evolution is a theory. It is also a fact. And facts and theories are different things, not rungs in a hierarchy of increasing certainty. Facts are the world's data. Theories are structures of ideas that explain and interpret facts. Facts do not go away when scientists debate rival theories to explain them. Einstein's theory of gravitation replaced Newton's, but apples did not suspend themselves in mid-air, pending the outcome. And humans evolved from apelike ancestors whether they did so by Darwin's proposed mechanism or by some other, yet to be discovered." Evolution as Fact and Theory

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