On Mon, 11 Jun 2001 10:42:02 -0700 David F Siemens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sat, 9 Jun 2001 22:57:36 -0600 Bill Payne <email@example.com>
> > I think schools should teach empirical data and stay away from
> > interpretations, unless they are prepared to offer competing
> > interpretations.
> If I understand your position, you are wiping out all of science.
1) I make my living by collecting and analyzing data, making
interpretations, drawing conclusions and making recommendations. I
realize that interpretations are an integral part of science. You did
not understand my position.
2) It is telling that several here seem to have assumed that I said
schools should not teach interpretations. What I actually said is that
schools should not teach only one side of an issue, that if they can't
bring themselves to teach both sides fairly, then they should not teach
either. It seems that rather than consider being fair, the evolutionists
here (most of us) would prefer to paint me as anti-science. I suppose
that is more comfortable than actually considering the alternative.
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