Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Paralysed by fear and embracing uncertainty

This afternoon I attended Professor Sergio Starkstein's talk entitled Paralysed by fear and embracing uncertainty. The talk was somewhat interesting, with nice quotes and readings such as Carpe Diem.

In question time it came up that Starkstein rejected the theory of Evolution. There was insufficient time to probe further, and he was vague in answering questions about this, but I was left wondering about the reasons for his rejection.

Apart from Dawkin's powerful and coherent defence of Darwin, it reminded me to record a link to 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense by John Rennie (Editor, Scientific American). Perhaps Darwin's "theory" should be re-named Darwin's Law of Evolution, which would avoid some of the silly objections raised by creationists.

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