Tuesday, August 05, 2008
As any good lawyer knows, evidence is everything. Last night, on The Genius of Charles Darwin Professor Richard Dawkins presented the evidence for evolution, and it is overwhelming: the lifeforms we observe, the fossil record and, above all, DNA. In the face of such evidence I don't understand how any person of reason, let alone a lawyer, could fail to accept that evolution is a fact, yet some still deny the obvious, clinging to their holy books as if they were life rafts, without which they would drown. Evolution tells us a far more beautiful and compelling story than any holy book, so do the human race a favour, cast those books aside and watch this series. If you missed last night's programme, you can watch it here, for seven days.