January 13, 2008

Quote of the Day: Charles P. Pierce on the Nathaniel Abraham Case

I would like my developmental biologists to believe in evolution for the same reasons I prefer my airline pilots to believe in gravity. I would not like the guy who flies me to Chicago to walk down the aisle shortly before landing and tell us that, if we all wish really hard, we can miss Lake Michigan.

— Charles P. Pierce in Creating a Ruckus
Boston Globe, January 13, 2008

Pierce's whole letter, largely an admonition to Woods Hole Creationist Nathaniel Abraham's attorney David Gibbs, is worth reading for a laugh. It's probably not bad prognostication, either.

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