Re: Warning Labels
George Murphy (email@example.com)
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 22:12:31 -0500
Bill Payne wrote:
> The State School Board of Alabama adopted the following
> statement which is now placed in the front of all public school science
> textbooks in Alabama:
> A MESSAGE FROM THE ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
> This textbook discusses evolution, a controversial theory some
> scientists present as a scientific explanation for the origin of living
> things, such as plants, animals and humans.
> No one was present when life first appeared on earth. Therefore, any
> statement about life's origins should be considered as theory, not fact.
This contains "we can't see the past" argument, the use of which
is _prima facie_ evidence of incompetence.