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Steve Zara's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by Steve Zara

Comment #409019 by Richard Dawkins

A useful reminder. The sub-heading of the article is awful:

"People who reject the theory of evolution should be placed on a level with Holocaust deniers, argues an author in his controversial new book
But putting all that aside."

This implies that 40% of the USA is morally equivalent to nutty anti-semites.

Why couldn't they have added just one word:

"People who reject the theory of evolution should be placed on an intellectual level with Holocaust deniers"

Sorry, I had to complain. Funny how such editing always seems to err on the side of making Richard look angry and strident. Or perhaps not.

But, putting that aside.

What writing! Educational, passionate, exciting, sparkling.

"Evolution is an inescapable fact, and we should celebrate its astonishing power, simplicity and beauty. Evolution is within us, around us, between us, and its workings are embedded in the rocks of aeons past."

Mon, 24 Aug 2009 22:41:00 UTC | #391279