If biologists don’t want to see the theory of evolution evicted from the public schools because of its religious content, they need to accept the limitations of science and stop trying to draw vast, cosmic conclusions from the plain facts of evolution. Humility isn’t just a cardinal virtue in Christian doctrine; it’s also a virtue in the practice of science.

Matt Cartmill (b. 1943) American biological anthropologist
Duke Magazine, “Contemplating a Cosmic Convergence” (Jul. 2000)

http://www.dukemagazine.duke.edu/alumni/dm29/cosmic.html
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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