Jerry Coyne says lots of basic (but well-stated) things about evolution, creationism, and education in an interview with American Scientist. Here’s a taste:
Some creationists seem to feel that it’s the scientists who are being dogmatic here–that you’re somehow invested in this idea or want it to be true, or that your training has blinded you to other possibilities. How do you respond to that?
I think they’re the ones who are dogmatic, because the difference between religion and science, which is the difference between religion and evolution, is that we question things. Nobody worships Darwin as a religion. We don’t adhere to a set of dogmas that are unchanging and unquestionable. We all recognize that Darwin was wrong about a lot of stuff. His theories of genetics were wrong, his theories of biogeography were wrong–that’s been corrected by plate tectonics–his stuff on sexual selection is very good but not complete. Evolutionary biology is constantly changing and revising its conclusions. But the main conclusions that Darwin made–that evolution occurred, that it occurred through natural selection, that there were common ancestry and splitting and that it happened slowly–those have all been supported.
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