Not Everyone Wants You to Learn about Evolution

Here's something we should all recognize: in today's world not knowing at least the basic facts and evidence of evolution leaves you vulnerable to being preyed upon by those people who stand to benefit from promoting mass ignorance and superstition.

At the dawn of the 21st century it is shocking that a great many people still don't know even the most basic facts about how all life (including people) evolved on this planet. Of course many people have been kept in the dark through no fault of their own . Nevertheless, such a state of ignorance often leads people to assume that some imaginary supernatural force must be what created life, and that such a supernatural force must still be "pulling the strings" and have the power to change human life for better or worse according to some divine "plan." [Return to "The Science of Evolution, Part 1"]