This Easter Sunday, when more people pack churches around the country than any other Sunday morning to hear the story of Easter, we should all take the time to examine both the story of Jesus and evolution through the eyes of objective reality.
My post last week elicited a number of sharply critical comments from conventional evolutionary thinkers, most notably from my University of Chicago colleague Jerry Coyne on his Why Evolution Is True website. Let me respond and add four additional points.
When a body of tested scientific knowledge is said to be "only a theory," the scientific meaning of the word is perverted with the effect of trivializing issues that may have life and death consequences for the entire world.
At times, with its mention of Web sites and the suggestion that people organize and send money, Richard Dawkins' lecture on Sunday had the feel of a political rally. Most of the time, however, it was pretty glorious science.