The Personal Blog of Stephen Sekula

An Essay by Steven Salzburg – “Bush, the Flu and Evolution”

“In a short essay, Steven Salzburg argues why the flu is an excellent example not just of evolution, but why it is critical to teach evolution”:
I’d take it one step further: the flu is one poignant reason why it’s critical to teach the next generation about the nature of science and its ability to solve problems and prevent natural disasters when applied critically. Such problems of the natural world were never solved by faith (the black plague is a good example), but by the application of reason to understand the connections in nature.