Evolution is the coin of the realm | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine


http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/11/27/evolution-is-the-coin-of-the-realm

Now there’s unusual. Somebody from the USA finding something to prefer about the UK. Of course though, it’s not so remarkable because the body in question’s Phil Plait’s. It’s just a shame that he’s probably a little misled by the shock of celebrating somebody like Darwin. I don’t think scientists are held in particularly high regard by politicians in power in the UK either. The celebration may have rather more to do with his being a famous Englishman than in what he did. The fear that UK politicians have for the loss of votes represented by the ‘Darwinian Blasphemy’ isn’t enough to stop the state issuing a Darwin coin, but it’s not entirely absent either.

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