Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Some Things Never Change: Meet Turkana Boy 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
"I did not evolve from Turkana Boy or anything like it...These sorts of silly views are killing our faith." -- Bishop Boniface Adoyo, head of Kenya's 35 evangelical denominations, which he claims have 10 million followers.
"Is it on your grandfather's or your grandmother's side that you claim descent from a monkey?" -- Bishop "Soapy Sam" Wilberforce, to Thomas Huxley, at a meeting ["Conversazione"] of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Oxford on Saturday, June 30th, 1860, to which Huxley famously retorted withering praise, "I would rather be descended from a humble ape than from a great gentleman who uses considerable intellectual gifts in the service of falsehood."