Why Evolution Is True
Why Evolution is True is a blog written by Jerry Coyne, centered on evolution and biology but also dealing with diverse topics like politics, culture, and cats.
This whole ‘Darwin was wrong’ business misunderstands science. Scientists are wrong most of the time until they refine their experiments, record their results and focus down to something that has not been proven wrong. The conclusions drawn from Darwin’s original observations on the Beagle’s voyage were all wrong. He did not know that, of course, he just kept writing down his observations. When he got home he went through everything meticulously and realised that he’d found something important. He was able to produce a theory with predictions that accounted for most of the available facts. Those who followed him refined the theory and now it accounts for all the available facts. It is probably possible to refine the theory further and in so doing, errors will be corrected. As a Theory, Evolution gets stronger all the time.