Monday, January 24, 2005

It's Evolution, Baby

Last week a federal judge in Georgia ordered a local school board to remove a sticker from the front of a high school biology book that labels evolution as just a "theory." Saturday's Boston Globe has an interesting column about the controversy by Kenneth Miller, the author of the book in question. In his column, Miller makes a point that I've made repeatedly in the past (in my pre-blogging days, sadly) - there is a difference between the process of evolution, which is established scientific fact, and the evolutionary theory of human origins. The second thing is rightly called a theory, which distinguishes it from creationism (or "intelligent design" or whatever term the fundies come up with next), which is mythology, at best.

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