Abraham Lincoln signed the Academy into law with Agassiz by his side.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
The “fake news” about evolution is no joke. Through the media, in schools and colleges, it shapes our culture and erodes the noblest ideas of humankind’s place in the cosmos.
You don’t have to be Abraham Lincoln, who was satisfied with the 272 words of the Gettysburg Address.
What’s behind the impression of intelligent direction? Just a trick of perspective, like seeing shapes in clouds?