Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Noticing the Little Things

Mike Lafferty has written a fascinating account of Charles Darwin's "nearly four decades observing earthworms, recording their behavior, measuring the amount of soil they move, evaluating their influence on soil fertility" for The Columbus Dispatch.

Darwin’s theory of evolution came about in part, writes Lafferty, "because he noticed the little things," such as the action of earthworms and the size and shape of finches' beaks.

RSR would like to add our own little addendum to Lafferty's astute observation.

Intelligent Design "theory" came about in part because its proponents missed all the big things.


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