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My current research area involves identifying and characterizing proteins from a gene family, Morpheus, which emerged and has undergone positive selection in the process of evolution of great apes and humans.
Evolutionists should not be defensive about the fact that the reality that life has evolved through entirely natural processes (which are within the grasp of human understanding) objectively challenges many traditional religious beliefs: a scientific understanding of evolution and how it works should be promoted not according to whether it does or doesn't weaken the hold of religion--it should be promoted on the basis that evolution is a demonstrably true fact of life.
Evolution is a concept that applies to all sciences, from astronomy to chemistry to geology to biology to anthropology. Attacking evolution means attacking much of what we know of the natural world, that we have amassed through the application of scientific principles and methods. Second, creationist attacks on evolution are attacks on science itself, because the creationist approach does violence to how we conduct science: science as a way of knowing.
Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education