Michael Ruse makes the case for Darwinism and reviews the evidence for evolution in a neat little essay published in Georgia's Rome News-Tribune. "Why should we ever think that it could ever be much more than a 'theory,' meaning an iffy hypothesis like speculations on the Kennedy assassination? Why should we ever agree that evolution is a 'fact'?" he writes. "Darwin realized full well that often we don't have direct evidence, but that doesn't stop us from talking about facts. Indirect evidence can be overwhelming. It can trump direct evidence even! Take a murder, or some other crime against the person. What would lead you to point a finger at a culprit? Sure, eyewitness testimony is going to be very powerful. But we all know that people under strain can be very unreliable about remembering faces. That is not weakness; it is a very understandable aspect of human nature."