Robert Moss Responds

Leung takes issue with my title and a few minor points of my article, which I'd like to address. I have little response to the comment on the title. I guess I hadn't realized that things had deteriorated so far that we'd have to worry about how the creationists use the title of an article without reading the article itself! The article wasn't written with a "creationist" audience in mind, but one of scientists and educators. I suppose I should have titled it "The Problem With Teaching Evolution

Robert Moss
Nov 23, 1997

Leung takes issue with my title and a few minor points of my article, which I'd like to address. I have little response to the comment on the title. I guess I hadn't realized that things had deteriorated so far that we'd have to worry about how the creationists use the title of an article without reading the article itself! The article wasn't written with a "creationist" audience in mind, but one of scientists and educators. I suppose I should have titled it "The Problem With Teaching Evolution." I see I'll have to be more careful with my wording in the future!

As for Darwin, I hadn't meant for my article to be "about" Darwin at all. Granted, he did not originate the concept of "descent with modification"; I do not believe I said otherwise. I believe he "popularized" and validated it by adding a plausible mechanism, that of natural...

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