Monday, September 11, 2006


Life on Earth

E.O. Wilson has a new book out, The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth. In it, according to Mathew Scully of the New York Times, Wilson appeals to an imaginary Baptist minister from the South to "lay aside principled disagreements about evolution and intelligent design. We do not need to answer or agree upon every mystery of the universe to confront problems that are, by any account, serious and urgent."

It's an admirable effort. We hope it works, but we also note that in Ohio and elsewhere fundamentalists are already linking doubt about global warming to opposition to evolution.

It's hard to believe that fundamentalists who see the appearance of mushroom clouds over Arab cities in the Middle East as hopeful signs of second coming will worry much about climate change.


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