Michael Shermer is the Executive Director of the Skeptics Society, founder of Skeptics Magazine, and columnist for Scientific American was at Freedom Fest as a speaker. He was joined by Terry Brock and Dennis for a brief visit.
Dr. Shermer expressed his views on Darwin and The Origin of Species, celebrating its 150th year anniversary.
Dr. Shermer stated,
“Evolution is in the half dozen of the most interesting and impactful ideas of all time. Yet there are several myths surrounding it: The myth that evolution is competitive and makes us greedy and selfish. It also is what makes us pro-social, cooperative and reciprocal. We have a myth that believing in evolution theory leads to atheism, and a myth of progress and evolution, among others.”
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Dr. Shermer, who retraced Darwin’s journey through the Galapagos said, “contrary to popular belief, Darwin did not discover evolution in the Galapagos… At the end of the day you’re so tired, collecting, and cataloguing, and the sun goes down at 6PM, there’s just no time for thoughtful reflection…”
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Niki Nicastro McCuistion
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