Why Evolution Matters

Because evolution proves that God does not exist. Except when it doesn’t.

In June 2004, the science historian Frank Sulloway and I began a month-long expedition to retrace Charles Darwin’s footsteps in the Galápagos Islands. It turned out to be one of the most physically grueling experiences of my life…

– Shermer, Michael. Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design.

Just like taking a pilgrimage. All hail Darwin.

Any other Darwin worshipers here who have taken the Darwin pilgrimage?

What motivated you to try to retrace the footsteps of your master?

52 thoughts on “Why Evolution Matters

  1. Mung:

    Just like taking a pilgrimage. All hail Darwin.

    Any other Darwin worshipers here who have taken the Darwin pilgrimage?

    What motivated you to try to retrace the footsteps of your master?

    If you really want to retrace Darwin’s steps, you have to beat a puppy along the way. 🙂

  2. Sal:

    If you really want to retrace Darwin’s steps, you have to beat a puppy along the way.

    As a little boy. You’d then regret it and grow up to be a man who was kind and loving toward dogs:

    Once as a very little boy whilst at the day school, or before that time, I acted cruelly, for I beat a puppy, I believe, simply from enjoying the sense of power; but the beating could not have been severe, for the puppy did not howl, of which I feel sure, as the spot was near the house. This act lay heavily on my conscience, as is shown by my remembering the exact spot where the crime was committed. It probably lay all the heavier from my love of dogs being then, and for a long time afterwards, a passion. Dogs seemed to know this, for I was an adept in robbing their love from their masters.

    On the other hand, if you wanted to retrace Sal’s steps, for some God-forsaken reason, you’d need to emulate this vile behavior — as a grown man.

    Sal is a true bottom feeder.

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