Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
~ Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791 ~

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Why Evolution Is True

Here is an excellent talk given by Professor Jerry Coyne, who is a professor of biology. He has also written a book by the same title and that is referred to in the video.

Jerry Coyne also compares the theory of evolution with the theory of atoms and the germ theory of disease, saying that the evidence for all of these is strong enough that they are all considered as facts within the scientific community. If you accept that diseases are caused by germs (viruses and bacteria), and if you accept that all matter consists of atoms, and yet you do not accept evolution, then your position is inconsistent and likely to be dishonest.

Please watch the video. It will teach you some things about evolution, even if you already accept evolution.