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Monday, August 18, 2008

Miller at Chautauqua

Biologist Kenneth Miller, author of Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul, gave a superb lecture at the Chautauqua Institution today. Topics covered included Tiktaalik, the geneaology of the creationist textbook Of Pandas and People, and how Mike Huckabee denies that he's descended from a primate, not realizing that it's not just a matter of descent. (And, as Miller pointed out, it wasn't Darwin who classified humans as primates; it was his great creationist predecessor, Linnaeus.)

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