DNA, evolution and challenges for all

December 24th, 2015

Food for Thought


It is easy for human beings to become set in our thinking, quite satisfied that we know the truth about some matter, and therefore quite unwilling to change, or even consider other ideas. We can become quite “tribal” about our viewpoints, and defend even small differences quite vigorously. It can be as minor as Apple vs Microsoft or our football team vs theirs, but it can also be something more important like left vs right in politics or atheist vs theist.

Sometimes some new information comes along to challenge our viewpoint more strongly, and give a thoughtful person food for thought. Our understanding of DNA is an example of this. (I intend to look at a few examples of food for thought over the next few posts.)

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