There’s an interesting piece on evolution in the Washington Post today, talking about the minor fluctuations in human genes over the past few thousand years, responding to changing environments and conditions. A couple of sentences towards the end were interesting:

Contrary to the popular imagination, evolution is not a linear process that culminates in the triumphal ascent of humans at the top of the genetic heap. The process is analogous to a bush, where twigs and leaves push out in every direction.

At church yesterday I noticed some words along the lines of “with your people as the crown of creation” which seemed a tad egotistical to me.

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