Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Richard Dawkins explains how microscopic algae called Diatoms uniquely evolved in Yellowstone Lake in response to climate change [2:09]

What will the creationists and other fundamentalists say in response to these data?


  1. #1 Ian
    July 23, 2009

    “They’re still diatoms”?!

  2. #2 arby
    July 23, 2009

    You were hoping for sea monkeys?

  3. #3 Charlie
    July 23, 2009

    I’m involved with some c/e debates, and Ian is right. The response will be, “But they’re still diatoms.”

    The fundies will also claim this as evidence for creationism as this fits perfectly with “their” claims of speciation from the orginal biblical kinds.

    Finally, they will toss in their newest argument: increase of information. Since there is no increase in information, this is not evolution.

    Remember their slogan: my mind’s made up. Don’t confuse me with the facts.

  4. #4 a lurker
    July 23, 2009

    The exhibit Dawkins is shown is part of Explore Evolution and can be found in several university museums in the United States. Check the link to see if one is near you.

  5. #5 Wolfgold
    August 18, 2009

    They are still diatoms. Any creator worth his salt would put enough adaptability to survive. If we can think of that, you don’t think that an all-powerful being would?

    I wish I had your slogan: If our theory doesn’t work, come up with one even more fantastic .

    Don’t believe me ? Read the history of evolution.

    Thanks for playing, Mr. Dawkins.

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