Thursday, February 16, 2006

Cultural Evolution

Here's a culture issue that can really get me worked up. It's all the fuss about the "controversy" surrounding the Theory of Evolution. What a bunch a hooey! Does anyone complain that the Theory of Electromagnetism is "just a theory". Why aren't school boards demanding that schools teach the flaws in the Theory of Gravity?

The Panda's Thumb is a great site for staying abreast of this manifestation of the culture war. It makes for an entertaining read, as long as one can maintain a sense of optimism about how things will eventually settle out. News stories like this keep me hoping that this will all go away soon and we can get back to teaching kids science.

(Not that I'm opposed to alternate world-views that deny scientific observations... they make great fantasy).

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