Monday, December 05, 2011

Advent Day 5 : Evolution

Evolution is simple and elegant explanation for the complexity and diversity of the life that we see around us. It is supported by one hundred and fifty years of evidence from Darwin's patient cataloguing of variations in the wildlife that he observed, to a rock solid fossil record, to the latest analysis of mutations in DNA down the generations which allow us to pinpoint exactly when different species diverged. It is the corner stone of modern biology and critical to understanding the dangers caused by evolving diseases such as MRSA.

 So, why do some people have such a problem with it? Why are they so keen for a literal deus ex machina to explain life rather than the plain truth? I don't know, but perhaps this video will help ...


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