From: Hassell, Ian C. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 28 2002 - 03:34:35 EDT
Cal's editorial is well-stated. We need not fear presentation of competing
theories. The one that is right will ultimately win out (I believe that's
also a tenant of evolutionism). As many of you on the list bear testimony
to, there is not a dichotomy between "evolutionism" and "creationism".
There is a continuum of positions in between the two world views - from a
Christian 7-day literal YEC to a humanist/atheist evolutionist.
We can examine the clues of what's left, but the decision on how to put the
puzzle back together without all the pieces (or the cover of the box that
shows the final product) is ultimately a decision of philosophy, not
science. Maybe the debate would be less obfuscated if it was relegated to
Philosophy Class before it's introduced in Science Class.
From: Shuan Rose [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 3:19 AM
Subject: More on the Georgia Decision, from Cal Thomas
TMS) - It's back-to-school time. That means school supplies, clothes,
packing lunches and the annual battle over what can be taught.
The Cobb County, Ga., School Board voted unanimously Aug. 22 to consider a
pluralistic approach to the origin of the human race, rather than the
mandated theory of evolution. The board will review a proposal that says the
district "believes that discussion of disputed views of academic subjects is
a necessary element of providing a balanced education, including the study
of the origin of the species."
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