Re: Poll

From: gordon brown <gbrown@euclid.colorado.edu>
Date: Wed Aug 10 2005 - 18:59:15 EDT

On Wed, 10 Aug 2005, David C Campbell wrote:

> On the topic of biological origins, evolution should be taught as the
> best available scientific model of biological origins. This is not
> because scientific models are inherently better, but because they
> represent a distinctive category which is useful to distinguish from,
> e.g., religious models. It's probably a good idea to expose them to ID
> claims so that they can learn critical thinking skills and learn just
> how bad are the science and theology that are commonplace with ID
> claims.

If students learned that bad science was associated with bad theology,
that would be fine, but I wouldn't expect the public schools to counter
the impression that bad science is a result of orthodox Christian
doctrine.

Gordon Brown
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0395
Received on Wed Aug 10 19:01:42 2005

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