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With the recent movie by the dimwit Ben Stein(sorry Ben, but you have lost all credibility…) called EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed, there is lots of talk in the media about evolution and that some people doubt it’s existence. Let’s get something straight, evolutionary biologists do not disagree on whether evolution is real. They debate on the complexities of the animal kingdom, and the various types of evolutionary processes at work. They also do things that may be considered controversial, such as James Watson, one of the researchers that discovered DNA. He has made statements that people of African descent are less intelligent. Very controversial, but that does not diminish the fact that he helped discover DNA. Maybe his reputation will be tarnished(or not), but DNA still exists, whether we like it or not…

The same thing applies to evolution. Ben Stein’s movie claims that evolution was the primary driving force of Hitler’s Jewish extermination. Hog wash. Hitler made several mentions of God in his writings, and even if he twisted the understanding of evolution to fit his terrible legacy, it still doesn’t mean that evolution is bad, or doesn’t exist. It just does. The finer points will be debated, tested and changed over time, but that is not controversial!! That is called Science. It is always up for review by peers. Unlike religion, which tests nothing, states that we just need to believe, and shows no evidence of the Invisible Man…I am still waiting at the coffee shop for him to appear. A triple Cappuccino is on me when he graces me with his presence…

[From
Evolution: what’s the real controversy?]

Today’s comic over at cectic.com is great! I just hate when I hear “well, it must be a full moon” as odd things have occurred. And then when you question the person on it, they say that it is “proven” that people are effected by the moon’s pull. Just so happens that the moon is no closer to us at that moment, but just that the sun is shining on the whole thing. Spooky…

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