Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Sunday, May 08, 2005

This would be funny

if it weren't so serious:
Scientists have refused to participate in state Board of Education hearings this past week on how the theory of evolution should be treated in public school. . . .

But the boycott has frustrated board members who viewed their hearings as an educational forum.

"I am profoundly disappointed that they've chosen to present their case in the shadows," board member Connie Morris said. "I would have enjoyed hearing what they have to say in a professional, ethical manner."

Evolution is the most important concept in biology and one of the most important in science in general; it is not something that needs to be debated by the Kansas School Board, anymore than gravity or DNA being the genetic material.


At 3:58 PM, Anonymous ollie said...

I think that is creationist strategy. Present ideas like creationism or ID as valid alternatives (even if they are NOT widely accepted within the scientific community) and make the "debate" appear to be a disagreement among the egg-heads.

I'd invite anyone who wants to know where the truth on this debate lay to take a look at the course offerings at the major universities; you won't find creationsim taught in the science departments.


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