Re: [asa] personal introduction and a question about textbooks

From: Jack <drsyme@cablespeed.com>
Date: Wed Apr 09 2008 - 21:44:37 EDT

Re: [asa] personal introduction and a question about textbooksI would imagine that any textbook that tried to discuss the intersection of evolutionary biology and faith, would be considered unconstitutional somewhere along the line.

The textbook publishers know that this is a controversial area, and they stay away from it. Their job is to sell textbooks, and any text that would seem to establish a philosophical naturalist position is going to be controversial and will not sell well. So for the most part biology textbooks are neutral as far as this goes, and evaluating them on the science alone should be enough.
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dennis Venema
  To: asa@calvin.edu
  Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 5:32 PM
  Subject: Re: [asa] personal introduction and a question about textbooks

  from the science side, no different - but with an opportunity to discuss the intersection of evolutionary biology and faith.

  sorry if that wasn't clear.

  dennis

  On 4/9/08 12:55 PM, "drsyme@cablespeed.com" <drsyme@cablespeed.com> wrote:

    Welcome!

    Why would a "sound science (text) from a Christian perspective," be any different than just a sound sciend text?

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