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368,379 people killed, 306,096 injured and over $2,815,931,000 in economic damages

What's the harm in denying evolution?

Creationism or intelligent design is the belief that Darwin's theory of natural selection (evolution) is fundamentally wrong, and that life on earth must have been created by some outside force (i.e. God)  Read more about evolution denial

Here are 4 people who were harmed by someone not thinking critically.

Nathaniel Abraham

Woods Hole, Massachusetts

December 14, 2004

After admitting he did not believe in evolution, he was fired from his research position. He later sued, claiming it was religious persecution. But evolution was essential to the project and was part of the job description. The case was dismissed. Read more & more

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Rudi Boa

Age: 28
Tumut, New South Wales, Australia

January 27, 2006

Rudi, a scientist, was backpacking in Australia and ran into a fellow Brit. They were in a pub when the talk got to creationism versus evolution. The other person got incensed & eventually Rudi ended up dead. The man was convicted of manslaughter. Read more & more

Township of Dover, Pennsylvania

Dover, Pennsylvania

$1 million court costs
December 20, 2005

When the Dover school board attempted to include intelligent design in the science curriculum, they were sued and lost. The judge ruled it unconstitutional, and the school district had to pay court costs. Read more

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Prof. Paul Mirecki

Age: 55
Lawrence, Kansas

Beaten, hospitalized
December 5, 2005

After he announced plans to teach a course on intelligent design as mythology (which was approved by the school), he received much criticism. Two individuals followed him to breakfast one morning and pummelled him. Read more

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