Biologist says evolution occurs by ch...

Biologist says evolution occurs by chance

There are 8 comments on the Medford Mail Tribune story from Apr 25, 2009, titled Biologist says evolution occurs by chance. In it, Medford Mail Tribune reports that:

Genes organize and mutate by random chance, not by divine guidance, says noted biologist, atheist and popular science blogger P.Z. Myers, who will give a talk tonight at Southern Oregon University.

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“Shaggin' Wagon.”

Since: Apr 09

Springfield, MA

#1 Apr 26, 2009
He didn't say that.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#2 Apr 26, 2009
Yeah, well it is the public media we are talking about here. They aren't very good at talking science. The media often ends up with misquotes like this when they try to paraphrase...because they don't understand the basics to begin with.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#3 Apr 26, 2009
BTW...here is PZ Myres' response to what the Medford Mail Tribune wrote...

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/04/in...

“Shaggin' Wagon.”

Since: Apr 09

Springfield, MA

#4 Apr 26, 2009
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
BTW...here is PZ Myres' response to what the Medford Mail Tribune wrote...
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2009/04/in...
Thank you. I've liked his blog blog for awhile so it's good to see his response.
The Dude

UK

#5 Apr 28, 2009
Noodly James wrote:
He didn't say that.
Didn't think he would. But I bet the fundies will see the headline and start pointing at it, with the old "randomness vs God" schtick.

“Religion is Superstition”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#6 May 2, 2009
So the fundies are getting so lazy that not only can they not produce any 'evidence' to support their non-arguement, but their now outsourcing their misquotation and taking things out of context activities to the media?

Wonder what their doing with all the time they just freed up?
Pray to Zeus

Bradenton, FL

#7 May 6, 2009
Christopher Pearsoll wrote:
Wonder what their doing with all the time they just freed up?
Reading their bibble, "spanking" their children, buying guns. I'm sure they can find plenty of "Christian" activities to fill their time.

“Jesus forgives..... ”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#8 May 31, 2009
I feel so silly to think that it had happened just like throwing a dice.

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