evolution

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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