You too can join. If your name is Steve, Stephany, Stephan, or any other variant of Steve.
February 16, 2006, is the third anniversary of the public unveiling of NCSE’s Project Steve, so it seems like a good time to announce – with due apologies to the Reverend Pat Robertson and the Christian Broadcasting Network – NCSE’s 700 Club. Yes, with the addition of Stephen A. Wells, a postdoctoral researcher at Arizona State University, there are now 700 scientists named Steve who have publicly agreed:
Evolution is a vital, well-supported, unifying principle of the biological sciences, and the scientific evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the idea that all living things share a common ancestry. Although there are legitimate debates about the patterns and processes of evolution, there is no serious scientific doubt that evolution occurred or that natural selection is a major mechanism in its occurrence. It is scientifically inappropriate and pedagogically irresponsible for creationist pseudoscience, including but not limited to “intelligent design,” to be introduced into the science curricula of our nation’s public schools.
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