It would be worrying for 10% of any group of people to believe an anonymously written, two thousand year old book over the evidence provided by modern science, but the news that one tenth of first year medics reject evolutionary theory is utterly astounding.
It may be true that current scientific understanding doesn’t offer a fully comprehensive explanation for the diversity and origin of species, but micro-evolution has been clearly demonstrated and can easily be applied on a macro scale.
Those individuals pointing to gaps in the fossil record as evidence of the literal truth of the Bible are clutching at straws to preserve an outdated world view, and might like to follow the advice given to the unions and band together with another organisation for survival. May we suggest the Flat Earth movement?
30 April 2008