Reason for hope

I apologize if this is old news to others here, but I just noticed this: as of 26 Apr, there are 10,348 clergy signatories to An Open Letter Concerning Religion and Science. Among other things, the letter states:

We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory among others” is to deliberately embrace scientific ignorance and transmit such ignorance to our children. We believe that among God’s good gifts are human minds capable of critical thought and that the failure to fully employ this gift is a rejection of the will of our Creator.

This is encouraging for those of us (like me) who sometimes forget, in the midst of all of the creationist racket, that a decent number of believers do respect science and support proper science education. Not nearly the number we would like to see, granted, but a decent number, nonetheless.

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