Evolution Explained, Part 3: Facts and Proof

[This is Part 3 of a series of approximately sixty posts that outline evidence, support, and explanation for naturalistic evolution. To receive notification of further posts and for all posts from Dennis Mitton please select the Follow button at the top right of any page. Please comment and please enjoy!] Copyright 2020, Dennis Mitton *** [...]

The Most Valuable Lesson In Doing Science

The Most Valuable Lesson In Doing Science

Figure It Out A brief story about figuring things out for yourself: I was an undergrad working under my first research grant. I was to continue unfinished work from one of my professors doing molecular biology.  I was thrilled. Who wouldn't be? Surely a Nobel couldn't be far off? When all the other kids went [...]

Evolution Explained, Part 2 – What is a Theory?

Evolution Explained, Part 2 – What is a Theory?

What is a Scientific Theory? If you read evolution, it isn’t long before you’ll run into someone who dismisses the whole shebang as just a theory. What they mean it’s just a guess, a hunch. If they are of certain beliefs, they likely mean that pseudo-scientists made it up only because they hate G. Never [...]

Evolution Explained, Part 1 – The Philosophical Basis of Science

Evolution Explained, Part 1 – The Philosophical Basis of Science

Philosophical toe-dipping A caveat before I start: this philosophical toe-dipping will be simple-minded to some, and profound to others. Such is the study of evolution. However, to build a step-wise explanation and argument for evolution, one needs to start somewhere. I side with Lewis Carroll, best who liked to start at the beginning. Please understand that [...]

Why Do Smart People Reject Evolution?

Why Do Smart People Reject Evolution?

What Gives? Rafi Letzter, a science writer for the Business Insider, asks this question in a piece titled Why So Many Smart People Don’t Believe in Evolution. He begins with oft-repeated stats: only fifty percent of American adults believe in evolution, and most of those folks believe that G oversees the process. Othersbelieve in various [...]