Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Project Phil

Punxsutawney Phil

There's a Project Steve*, evolutionists/scientists named "Steve", or "Stephan", or "Stéphane, or "Stevie", or ... who sign-on to the following statement:
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.

So there should be — naturally and likewise — a Project Phil. And who else to be our mascot, but the one seen in the photo above. And like the List of Steves, here begins the List of Phils:

1. <pawprint of the current Punxsutawney Phil>
2. <my signature here> [Philip Thrift]
. . .

* inspired by a Philosophers' Playground post