In Defense Of Evolution

One of my favorite blogs lately is Pharyngula, written by Paul Myers, associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Dr. Myers is a tireless advocate of evolution education, shining the spotlight on creationists, ‘intelligent design’ supporters, and their efforts to expunge evolution and scientific thinking from the curriculum across the country.

Monday he posted a link to a lucid and well written defense of evolution, a statement published by the Botanical Society of America: Botanical Society of America’s Evolution Statement. It defends the use of evolution as a scientific theory and exposes creationism as “scientific uselessness,” that offers not “a single contribution to agriculture, medicine, conservation, forestry, pathology, or any other applied area of biology.”