Sunday, May 27, 2012

Leaky believes evolution debate will soon be history

A terrifically optimistic point of view. Frankly there will always be Maziarkas and Weigands whose political agendas require convincing people that thinking things through, carefully, is too dangerous -- and too hard.

There have always been people willing to be convinced.

In the meantime, hope persists.

Scientist: Evolution debate will soon be history - WSJ.com

NEW YORK — Richard Leakey predicts skepticism over evolution will soon be history.

Not that the avowed atheist has any doubts himself.

Sometime in the next 15 to 30 years, the Kenyan-born paleoanthropologist expects scientific discoveries will have accelerated to the point that "even the skeptics can accept it."

"If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it's solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive," Leakey says, "then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges."

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