Darwin for Dummies

August 12, 2013


Darwin for Dummies 02DARWINIAN EVOLUTION

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“Let me define that term, since for their own reasons creationists habitually equate all modern biology with Darwin. Darwinian evolution requires just three components; inheritable variation within a population, competition between its members to survive and reproduce, and a difference in fitness between variants. Fitness, here, is simply the ability to survive and have offspring that are themselves fit. This then leads to the evolution of a population in which the variations that confer fitness have become more common. We now know, as Darwin did not, that the inheritable variation corresponds to differences in genes, and that mutations, arising from gene copying errors, give rise to an ongoing supply of new variations. That’s it.”

There are no mystical elements here. No legends. No need. God is smart.

From: Creationism as a Conspiracy Theory

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