The upshot of the best modern biology and cosmology can be epitomized by changing just one word in physicist Steven Weinberg’s famous comment.
Recently, there has been fuss over a working group meeting addressing the state’s evolution standards.
“Imagine two science teachers. Mr. Smith expects students simply to memorize and correctly regurgitate.”
It’s always encouraging when this happens. The problem is, it happens all too rarely.
Darwin taught that life is the product of blind, meaningless, purposeless churning — making all life, including human, hardly more special or dignified than cosmic refuse.