16 December 2007

Teaching Controversy: History of Science and Faith

A local (Spokane) law professor has an editorial in an east coast newspaper.
...there is increasing skepticism among thoughtful scientists of a central claim of neo-Darwinism, namely that complex living systems can be generated from mindless processes like random mutation and natural selection.
David K. DeWolf, "Evolution and Dissent," The Boston Globe

He continues:
At the next presidential debate, I'd like to hear the following question: "Do you think public school students should be permitted to hear both sides of the debate about Darwinian evolution?" American voters want to know their answers.
Do you think the federal government should dictate curriculum to local public schools?

See "Confessions of an Ex-Creationist," a paper I wrote for Anthropology 510 in the early 1990s wherein I confess to having embraced the Creationist delusion in the 1980s, writing a Political Science paper advocating "equal treatment" of Creationism and science, and arguing with my professors throughout my undergraduate years. Ultimately, I turned back towards reality after losing too many arguments concerning science with certain friends and concerning Bible interpretation with other friends.

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