Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hardly Random: Part 3

An ongoing series in which I discuss my thoughts on first reading Darwin's Origin of Species

Finished Chapter 3 some time ago and just haven't posted yet. In this chapter Darwin begins to write about Survival of the Fittest, Natural Selection, and the grand struggle for survival that all species undergo. He makes the point that humans tend to remember those things that are beautiful and forget those that are hideous. Many creationist use things like rainbows, spring flowers and a baby's laughter to make the case for god. However they seem to forget floods, poison ivy, and childhood cancer. Or maybe they want us to forget.

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