Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Why Evolution Is True
This video is just short of an hour long and Jerry Coyne provides some very compelling evidence that evolution is a fact.
Creationists have long dwelt on the argument that "transitional forms" don't exist in the fossil record and that Charles Darwin himself admitted that if none could be found, then his theory was incorrect. Well, this video ought to silence them once and for all!
If humans did not share a common ancestory with birds, why do we have non-functional genes for yolk? Why does a human embryo have an empty yolk sac for a short period of time?
Towards the end of his presentation, Jerry shares some scary statistics. The first shows a strong negative correlation between the general acceptance of Darwins theory of evolution and religion. The second, even worse, shows that societies who have a stong belief in god tend to be more dysfunctional, with the United States being one of the worse!
This is great stuff! Religion is poison not only to the mind, but also to the society.
I am going to ask that everyone please refrain from leaving comments until you have completely watched this video. If you are pro-creation, try and refute the evidence that Jerry shares. Let's have a good, clean debate.
Note, Richard Dawkins refuses to even debate with creationists because the very act of debating with them gives them far more credit than they deserve!