1995 Faith

Ed Rybicki ED at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Tue May 9 02:55:54 EST 1995

> From:          Michael Scotto <mfscotto at steffi.uncg.edu>
> Subject:       1995 Faith

> I was just surprised to find that there are
> still people who have such faith in 
> evolution.

Not "faith", silly.  Certainly not in the sense of religious faith, 
anyway.  A respect for the evidence, and hypotheses and theories 
erected on the basis of that evidence, rather.

> After billions of dollars, years of research,
> and busloads of fossils providing what one
> eminent scientist referred to as less than a
> coffin-full of "evidence", I would think you
> people would have moved on by now.

"You people".  That's telling, isn't it?

> "As by this theory innumerable transitional
> forms must have existed, why do we not find
> them embedded in countless numbers in the
> crust of the earth?"
>                                  Charles Darwin

We do.  All the time.  And in the depths of the very genome.  O, ye 
of little faith...sorry, not faith, was it?  "O, ye of little belief 
in overwhelming evidence...".

Get real.  Get away from the disconnected musings of people long 
dead, and with no experience of modern science, and set yourself 

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