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No-o-o-o . . .

After posting that Greg Cochran/Razib Khan clip, I’m getting email from Creationists. To spare any more of you the trouble of emailing, here is my invariable one-word reply: TalkOrigins.

(And for those of you who confuse biology with cosmology: I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ universes.)

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