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February 19, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

DINI UPDATE....Mark at Minute Particulars updates us on the Michael Dini evolution controversy. Dini's old website said this:

I will ask you "How do you think the human species originated?" If you cannot truthfully and forthrightly affirm a scientific answer to this question, then you should not seek my recommendation for admittance to further education in the biomedical sciences.

He's now changed it to say this:

I will ask you: "How do you account for the scientific origin of the human species?" If you will not give a scientific answer to this question, then you should not seek my recommendation.

Mark thinks Dini is still missing the point, but I disagree. My guess is that Dini is specifically interested in flushing out creationists, and asking about the origins of humans as a species is critical to that. What's more, I think he's quite right and quite justified in doing this.

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