Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bravery in the Face of Political Extremism

The biology department at Sam Houston State University makes a clear statement about evolution:

cross section of dna strand  looks like stained glass window against black background
We unequivocally support evolutionary theory, which has gained unwavering support by scientists who acknowledge that scientific validity comes only as a result of hypothesis testing, sound experimentation, and replication by others. It is this respect for the scientific method and scholastic integrity that has convinced the scientific community that evolutionary theory and the work of Charles Darwin are one of the most important of our time.

In short, we acknowledge that "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" (Dobzhansky 1973).

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