Re: [asa] Interesting blog post

From: Andrew Wetzel <>
Date: Wed Nov 04 2009 - 17:07:20 EST

Janice's link (* *
proposes "neo-YEC" for the Kurt Wise / Todd Wood approach. Sounds good
to me.

I can relate to Louise's concerns as a parent, scientist, and Christian
community member. If anyone wants to get together & put together an
education package for churches & homeschoolers, count me in!

Andrew Wetzel

On 11/4/2009 12:19 PM, Louise Freeman wrote:
> Unfortunaely, I don't think the "honest creationists" (we need to
> come up with a better term for them; the rank-and-file YEC's probably
> wouldn't appreciate the implication that they are "dishonest
> creationists') are as good at selling books, films and homeschooling
> materials as the other kind. I have a feeling that, sooner or later,
> the church youth group is going to offer a "study" on evolution of the
> typical "it's a fraud" variety; and I'm going to be face with the
> uncomfortable decision of whether to pull my kids from the class. Our
> church bookstore sold Wells' Icons of Evolution until I pointed out to
> the pastor that the author was a member of the Unification church.
> I've seen Kent Hovind materials on the shelves of some of our
> homeschooling parents. I don't see how I, as someone who teaches
> evolutionary theory every semester, could possible consent to my kids
> being exposed to that.
> I could stomach them studying the views of Wise or Todd much easier
> (though I would still disagree and try to convince them to read Colins
> or Falk as an antidote.)
> --
> Louise M. Freeman, PhD
> Associate Professor of Psychology
> Mary Baldwin College
> Staunton, VA 24401
> 540-887-7326
> FAX 540-887-7121

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