Yet another blog post about Dr. John Hawks research on the acceleration of human evolution, this time chiding Fundamentalists who don’t believe in evolution to beware of the consequences of the new data.
All that evolution in just 5,000 years! And to think the Earth, according to various fundamentalist Christians, is only 6,000 years old.
Once again we see the difference between real science, where you can pretty much question, analyze, study and theorize all you want and then publish peer-reviewed papers that back up your ideas, and creationism, which starts with an “answer” (an outlandish one at that) and excludes everything that does not fit no matter how much evidence there is for it.
And what’s really cool is that if some other researcher thinks Hawks is full of it, he or she can muster some research, publish and try to make that case. Eventually, enough evidence will be gathered to support one view over the other. That’s how it works in that wacky world of real science!
Science is indeed wacky.