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Biologist, Philosopher Discuss How to Make the Case for Evolution Even Stronger
A biologist and a philosopher speaking at a recent AAAS lecture offered compelling views on how to defend evolution against advocates of creationism and Intelligent Design: Teach people the scientific evidence, said the biologist. And donít be afraid to take on evolution opponents in the schools, said the philosopher.
According to Sara Via, professor of biology and entomology at the University of Maryland, our understanding of speciation has come a long way since the publication of Charles Darwinís The Origin of Species. Speciation is an area of contention for many anti-evolution advocates. But by focusing on how natural selection leads to speciation, Via argues that religious arguments against speciation become moot.
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