RE: tolerance

Pim van Meurs (
Mon, 31 May 1999 16:55:58 -0700

Pim Van Meurs said:
>Creationism is not a threat to Darwinism and shall never be. It's a threat
to >science education.

Hi Pim,
You think it would be better if school children were never given a hint that
anyone disagreed about Darwinism? I wonder what they might think when they

of course not but keep it scientific

learned about it from some underground source? They might even hear about
Behe's book and the design concept? But since it hadn't been covered in the
classroom, maybe they would have no curiosity about it? And of course if
they came across all this controversy on the internet, they wouldn't be
interested--because they had never heard of it from a teacher?

that's hardly a valid reason to teach them about creation "science". Of course I am all in favor of debunking it.