Thursday, January 17, 2013

Evolution Theory

For satirical reasons, I was imprecise, nay inaccurate, in my reference to Darwin and Evolution Theory.  Several wrote to me about that.  Here is one from John: "You wrote

But if one believes in evolution theory, we all are descendants of apes so this should not be insulting to us evolutionary theory believers.

Evolution does not say we descended from apes. It says that the apes and humans have a common ancestor, neither human or ape. Apes just took a different course in evolution.

The "descended from apes" notion is used by fundamentalist preachers to denounce evolution. I've even seen it on bill boards when I've traveled around certain parts of the country, perhaps even as close to you as Fresno!"