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 [...]