Thursday, February 20, 2003


Seeking to interject jocularity into the evolution debate, a group of scientists--all of them named 'Steve'--have signed an anti-creationist screed, reports Alan Boyle:
More than 200 scientists signed a statement declaring that “there is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism of evolution.” The statement also disses creationism, and specifically intelligent design theory, which contends that the universe is so well-designed that there must have been a designer.

“It is scientifically inappropriate and pedagogically irresponsible for creationist pseudoscience, including but not limited to ‘intelligent design,’ to be introduced into the science curricula of the public schools,” the statement reads.

It's all to honor the 'Great Steve', popular evolutionist Stephen Jay Gould, who died last year. Of course the kicker is, Dr. Gould is no longer an atheist.

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