12:22 PM — Evolution vs. Adaptation
What's the difference in some people's minds between evolution and adaptation? They say they can understand the concept of a creature adapting to fit its environment. I've never heard a single person argue against survival of the fittest. And yet, when you put the two together you get evolution and everyone's up in arms about that.
I suspect it's more a matter of the implications in the PAST that bothers people, rather than implications for the future. I doubt creationists disbelieve antibiotic resistant bacteria. I haven't heard Intelligent Design proponents argue that we should not invest time and money in a flu vaccine for when the Avian Flu
mutuates to human transmission
. Why aren't they picketting outside the CDC, in addition to schools?
I feel like they're picking and choosing their battles. "One plus one equals two when I get my biweekly paycheck, but not when I'm making credit card payments."