Amidst the plethora of writing on Darwin this week is this gem from the New York Times this morning. It's quite short and everyone should read it since it is so pertinent to our class.
Charles Darwin didn’t invent a belief system. He had an idea, not an ideology. The idea spawned a discipline, not disciples. He spent 20-plus years amassing and assessing the evidence and implications of similar, yet differing, creatures separated in time (fossils) or in space (islands). That’s science.