" We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged." - Dissent from Darwin

Natural selection [is used] carelessly as a mantra, as in the evidence-free “just-so stories” concocted out of thin air by mentally lazy adaptationists. (Stephen Jay Gould)

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence. (Isaac newton)

Saturday, February 17, 2007

How Jonny rejected vegetables

"DARWIN'S FUSSY EATERS. The next time the kids are fussing about eating anything other than Mac and cheese, bear in mind that they may be hardwired to be picky. British scientists recently theorized that young children shun many vegetables and strange meats because of an evolutionary safeguard that protected them from toxic plants and food poisoning. Knowing this won't convince them to eat broccoli, but you can at least take comfort in the fact that it's not your cooking

Denyse O'Leary at Post- Darwinist found this very nice story. See her article at "Just-so stories from evolutionary psychology: Why kids don’t eat their vegetables"

Story Teller: Better Homes & Gardens ( January 2004, 111)

Story Research: http://post-darwinist.blogspot.com/2005/09/just-so-stories-from-evolutionary.html

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