In Stanford’s essay, Heartstrings #3, Darwin’s theory of evolution is dismissed as fiction. Yet the missing link in progression of species, that until now may have undermined the theory, seems to have been found, as described in the Telegraph article “Caveman from 2m years ago may be missing link” (Sept, 2011). Being able to trace evolution of Homo Sapien back millions of years through fossilized creatures would seem to provide a remarkably strong case against Stanford’s “science fiction” claim.
To quote Richard Dawkins: “One thing all real scientists agree upon is the fact of evolution itself. It is a fact that we are cousins of gorillas, kangaroos, starfish, and bacteria. Evolution is as much a fact as the heat of the sun. It is not a theory, and for pity’s sake, let’s stop confusing the philosophically naive by calling it so. Evolution is a fact.”