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Year of Evolution

Well, this should piss off more than a few people from the intellectual back woods.

Nine academic, scientific and cultural institutions around [Philadelphia] are holding a Year of Evolution, a series of exhibitions, seminars and lectures to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin next February, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, “The Origin of Species.”

Events will include a talk by John E. Jones III, a federal judge who ruled in 2005 that teaching intelligent design – the belief that some aspects of nature are so complex that they must be the work of a higher power rather than of evolution – in public school science classes was unconstitutional.

The intent of the citywide event, said Janet M. Monge, one of the organizers, is to increase public understanding of evolution and science in general at a time when polls show that a majority of Americans believe God created man in his present form and that the number of people who accept the evolutionary model of human origins is declining.

Of course, the creationism/”intelligent” design folks cry that the government is trying to force a “religious” viewpoint on all of us.

That their “theories”, supported by absolutely no physical or reproducible evidence, carry just as much weight as 150 years of real scientific research.

As always, they’re full of crap.

Bravo to the organizers of this program for making a major effort to educate the public at a time when large numbers of them want to remain ignorant.


  1. Kevin Beardsley

    Once again a pompous atheist or agnostic afraid to confront the dire weaknesses of evolution and look at of the sciences in their constant refuting of an ignorant and totally dis proven “theory”.

    Remind me again how many intermediate species scientists have identified and please don’t bring up pilt-down, cro-magnan or any other of those tired fossils already proven to be nothing more than hoaxes (pigs tooth in one instance) in a sorry attempt to prove Darwin right. Interesting enough, these fallacies are still in text books. Wonder why some of us “fanatics” might be just a bit skeptical of the rest of you when the lies are being taught while the truth is being silenced. Try to look at both sides for a change you narrow-minded text bully.

  2. Tim

    I rest my case.

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