Re: textbooks

Steven Schimmrich (schimmrich@earthlink.net)
Fri, 05 Dec 1997 21:46:04 -0500

At 08:22 AM 12/5/97 -0800, Arthur V. Chadwick wrote:

>Since when are we categorizing the common lay people of America
>as "incredibly arrogant" I thought that particular moniker was >reserved
for scientists who thought they had all the answers!

You misunderstand my point. It's "incredibly arrogant" when people with
no knowledge of a subject attempt to define it. That obviously doesn't
apply to "the common lay people of America", but to those without knowledge
of, or training in, science who attempt to rewrite, censor, revise, or
paste warning labels in science textbooks (mostly Evangelical Christians,
unfortunately).

- Steve.

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