Fittest vs. Fanatictest

After the Christian fundamentalists’ ape-like antics during the Hindu priest’s opening the Senate morning session, comes a more worrisome portent.

The Denver Post reports that evolutionary biologists and university professors teaching evolution have been receiving death threats from a Christian fundamentalist.

At Panda’s Thumb (an excellent scientific resource for defending the theory of evolution), you can read excerpts of threatening emails received by the professors.

Observe how this contrasts with Islamic fundamentalist terrorism:

  • Terrorism strikes the general public; these threats are against specific distinguished men of learning and science
  • Terrorism is organized, inspired by a fanatical leader; this is an individual fanatic, inspired by organized religion

Evolution says that in the long term, the fittest species survive. Will they, in this case?

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