Creationists and other critics of evolution have long derided the notion that humans “descended from monkeys.” Of course, this isn’t what scientists claim — scientists only assert that human and monkeys (and other modern-day primates) descended from some common ancestors through a chain of intermediate species. But even when conceding this point, creationists still insist
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In his recent book The God Delusion, noted biologist Richard Dawkins attacks a wide range of religious beliefs as “delusions,” and further claims that religion is responsible for many historical conflicts and modern-day social ills [Dawkins2006]. Dawkins asks us to imagine “a world with no religion … no suicide bombers, no 9/11 no 7/7,
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Creationists and “intelligent design” writers often claim that scientists cannot explain the origin of life, and further that this deficiency constitutes a major deficiency, indeed a fatal flaw, in modern evolutionary theory.
Countering such claims are numerous discoveries in the origin of life arena, many of them just in the past few years. For a
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