August 23, 2006
Relax, folks, evolution is only a theory To the editor: Why - I am asking - why all the fuss about evolution? Why is the theory of evolution such a big deal in the eyes of some? Why are the supporters of evolution called names like "Darwiniacs"? Why does the theory of evolution evoke such crude sentiments of hostility? There is no need for that. Evolution is just another scientific theory! No more and no less. No different than the theories of gravity, electromagnetism, or thermodynamics.
September 24, 2010
Richard Dawkins, the brilliant and honored British biologist, has written another superb piece of literature. A much respected Fellow of the Royal Society (Science) and of Royal Society of Literature, he has just published, "The Greatest Show On Earth: The Evidence For Evolution. " This is a formidable masterpiece - a virtual library of up-to-date, reliable information about the multiple sciences that support the Darwinian (and post-Darwinian) account of evolution. There is no longer any excuse for being uninformed or misinformed about the subject of evolution.
October 20, 2008
Russell F. Williams II, 65 Hagerstown What is your position on science education, particularly with regard to evolution vs. intelligent design? Knowledge of the physical sciences and the scientific method are a lifetime protection for our students. Daily people are bombarded with ads for new methods to lose weight, increase in gas mileage, stop aging, or get relief from pain and disease. People who have not learned what a good scientific study is will be taken in by these often worthless products and treatments.
April 23, 2010
The April 9 announcement of the discovery of partial skeletons of a 9-year-old boy and a female about 30 years of age in South Africa was another confirmation of evolution. These fossil bones, estimated to be about 2 million years of age, also support the "out of Africa" predictions as the birthplace of pre-human primates leading to human beings. Many who are interested in the development of evolutionary thought are aware that Darwin published "The Origin Of Species" in 1859.