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Go to: Darwinism Must Die So That Evolution May Live

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I like University of Toronto biochemistry professor Larry Moran's article, "Why I'm Not a Darwinist":

http://sandwalk.blogspot.com/2006/11/why-im-not-darwinist.html

He writes:

"Richard Dawkins is a Darwinist and Daniel Dennett is a Darwinist. I am not a Darwinist. I prefer a modern pluralist view of evolution as I explain in Evolution by Accident.

I am not a Darwinist, just as most of my colleagues in the Department of Physics are not Newtonists, and most of my friends who study genetics are not Mendelists. All three of these terms refer to the ideas of famous men (Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Gregor Mendel) who made enormous contributions to science. But in all three cases, the modern sciences have advanced well beyond anything envisaged by their founders.

Call me an evolutionary biologist."

Sun, 15 Feb 2009 13:42:00 UTC | #325173

Go to: New Bus Campaign

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"A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence." -David Hume

"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." -Delos B. McKown

Wed, 14 Jan 2009 14:23:00 UTC | #304403

Go to: Keeping the faith at school

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I went to exactly this kind of private Christian school in Ontario for 12 years, and spent four more years at a Christian college in Michigan. I got a good education in most subjects, but I never learned about evolution and I wasted way too much time praying, singing hymns and learning Bible stories.

It took me decades to realize that all those intelligent, educated, respected authority figures from my childhood had been teaching me to believe fairy tales. If I'd been exposed to non-Christian teachers and professors, and material like Sagan's Cosmos or Dawkins' Growing Up in the Universe, I probably would have snapped out of my religious upbringing much sooner.

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:10:00 UTC | #69674

Go to: Good News: Both our Foundations are now Officially Recognized as Charities

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I'm one more Canadian who would be happy to donate to an RDF charity in Canada.

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 15:28:00 UTC | #67555

Go to: New Planet Could Be Earthlike, Scientists Say

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Nah, they'd probably dodge the problem by assuming that humans are the only ones with souls. Everything else is just more of creation for us to subdue.

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 16:05:00 UTC | #32699

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