Belief versus science

Michael King (Adv., Oct 19) should refrain from using the word “belief” when discussing the science of evolution.
Nanjing Night Net

Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859, all the observations made by science about the natural world have supported evolution as being the best explanation for life as we know it.

The word “belief” should only be used to support religious explanations for the natural world as they ignore facts and rely on blind faith and dogma .

However, Mr King is right in realising that we humans are part of the natural world and as such everything we do is indeed “natural”. As a species we are at a crossroads.

We either continue to breed like rabbits and dramatically alter the ecosystems of the world, a course of action science deems unsustainable, or we curb our population, conserve ecosystems and pass on a more pleasing planet to future generations.

ANDREW NICHOLS

Sisters Creek

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