08 January 2007

Carl Sagan on evolution

From Cosmos - Carl Sagan on evolution

"Evolution is a fact, not a theory. It really did happen." We may not know fully how it happened yet, but there is no denying that it did. And we have participated in manipulating what happened as long as we've been around, with our inquiring minds wondering and exploring what we can accomplish, and emulating nature's trial and error.

2 comments:

Axinar said...

We may not know fully how it happened yet

Oh, I'd say we have a pretty good idea.

Yes, the step by step details have been lost, but we know the important ideas behind it.

Interesting thing, too, is that many Orthodox Jews, for instance, don't necessarily see a conflict between Genesis and evolution.

Tom Moore said...

I wasn't aware of that. I'll rummage a bit when I get a chance, but you'd be welcome to point to a suggested reference on that topic.