"What does the Origin of Species mean to you today?"
Last night I went to visit my partners parents and we got on the discussion of Darwin and The Origin. (I should point out that it's been said that I take some delight in getting my partners parents all "riled" up with my liberal leanings. They like Sarah Palin. They like George W. Bush. They are much closer to John McCain's age then they are to our current Presidents age. So I wasn't certain as to how this conversation was going to go.) To my surprise - they are on the side of science and reason!
They reminded me that the belief of evolution was not a political belief, but it was simply science. I think that was an important message to hear. Evolution is not to be politicized. It's science. It's really that simple.
Billy Kepner, Director of Marketing and Communications at PRI