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Today is the 201st anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin, who unlocked the mysteries of evolution. If you rely on antibiotics, vaccines, or many other marvels of modern medicine, you’ve probably got Charles Darwin to thank. Steven Newton, public information project director for the National Center for Science Education, recaps just five of the ways that modern medicine and our understanding of evolution are intertwined.
If you reject evolution, to be intellectually honest, you really ought to renounce all of modern medicine’s many advances.