History, Evolution, and The Darwin Debate

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 The fact of evolution versus the ‘theory’ of natural selection

March 2nd, 2018 · No Comments

Rightist confusion over evolutionary theories is matched, as noted here many times, by an equally confused mainstream set of fallacies: the issue is simply ‘darwinism’ as a theory of natural selection is indeed only a theory while the overall fact of evolution is demonstrated unmistakably by the fossil record in deep time. The ‘evolution is only a theory’ gambit is, of course, a creationist muddle compounded by the misuse of design arguments…

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt dismissed evolution as an unproven theory, lamented that “minority religions” were pushing Christianity out of “the public square” and advocated amending the Constitution to ban abortion, prohibit same-sex marriage and protect the Pledge of Allegiance and the Ten Commandments, according to a newly unearthed series of Oklahoma talk radio shows from 2005.

Source: Pruitt in 2005: Evolution’s just a ‘theory’ – POLITICO

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