From Peggy Fletcher Stack at Salt Lake City Tribune:
Mormons should be as friendly to evolution as any people on Earth, a Brigham Young University biologist unequivocally declared this week.
They believe in “eternal progression,” for example, and that the universe was organized from pre-existing matter, Steven L. Peck told a packed audience Thursday on the Utah Valley University campus. Those are ideas embraced by evolutionary biologists, too.
Hmmm. Typical Mormons probably don’t believe what 78% of evolutionary biologists believe: No God and no free will.
Could that matter?
There certainly are surprises in the development of complex structures, he said. “Things that occur on one level — like DNA mutations — are truly random. And they can bubble up to the macro world.” More.
Yes. That’s why your house cleans itself. It’s simple. Why can’t you see it?
Serious question: Does anyone out there ever get sick of the deceit that hangs around universities like yellow sludge? The religiously-based universities are often the worst for the sheer oiliness of the sludge.
See also: Are Mormons allowed to have their doubts in a free society?