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Moving the Goalpost: How Darwin's Theory Survives

"Folks, this is one of the most exciting games in Super Bowl history! In case you just tuned in, here's what's happening: With only 8 seconds to go, the Buffalo Bills are trailing the New York Giants 20-19, but in the past two minutes Bills quarterback Jim Kelley has moved his team to the Giants' 29-yard line, setting up kicker Scott Norwood for a field goal attempt. If Norwood makes it, the Buffalo Bills will win 22-20."

Watched by tens of thousands in Tampa Stadium and millions more on TV, the Buffalo Bills line up for what will probably be their last play.

"OK, there's the snap, and the kick. The ball is going, going--but it's drifting wide to the right. Wait a minute! Some Bills players have pulled up the goalpost, and they're moving it over--just in time! Norwood's kick sails through the uprights! The Buffalo Bills win Super Bowl Twenty-Five!"

Of course, that's not what happened in 1991; Norwood missed, and the Giants won. Football is played with rules and referees--and fixed goalposts.

Darwinism, unlike football, has only one rule: survival of the fittest. The fittest are those who survive, and Darwinists are determined to survive at all costs--even if it means moving the goalpost. In the June 2009 issue of Scientific American, Darwinist Steve Mirsky does just that.

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