Wednesday, 9 October 2013
More quotes from past interviews
"Like vision and language, our emotions and cognitive faculties are complex, useful, and nonrandomly organized, which means that they must be a product of the only physical process capable of generating complex, useful, nonrandom organization, namely natural selection."
"Darwin had the courage to state 'That many and grave objections may be advanced against the theory of descent with modification through natural selection, I do not deny'."
Peter S. Williams
"Darwin didn’t end the design debate, he successfully limited the territory within which debating design was an academically acceptable activity."
"Darwinism seems to have suffered more than most from the evils of paraphrasing and misquotation."
"Darwin, who had enormous sympathy for the difficulties religious believers faced in adapting to new discoveries, would have been delighted at the way religious expositors have made use of his discovery in helping such conservative social forms adapt to changing circumstances; though he might have raised a quizzical eyebrow at the claim that it was the Holy Spirit who was the prompter of cultural evolution."