Re: This is bizarre

Susan B (
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 21:46:21 -0500 (CDT)

At 04:43 PM 8/26/99 -0700, you wrote:
>The following directive is really found in the National Academy of Sciences'
>guidebook for educators and parents: "There is no debate within the
>scientific community over whether evolution has occurred, and there is no
>evidence that evolution has not occurred."
>How about the strength of that argument. Debate is closed in the
>scientific community

there has been no debate--in the scientific community--that evolution has
occurred for more than 100 years. *How* it happened and the details of
*what* happened is up for grabs. But that evolution happened has been
demonstrated over and over so many times that only die-hard creationists can
deny that evolution is a fact of life.

evidence that it has not occurred, would be something like finding all
modern forms of all species present in all levels of the geological strata.
Which, of course, is not the case.

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