"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A useful creationist award!

Consider this paragraph from Randy Moore.
The evidence supporting evolution is overwhelming and comes from diverse disciplines, such as molecular biology, paleontology, comparative anatomy, ethology, and biochemistry. There is no controversy among biologists about whether evolution occurs, nor are there science-based alternative theories. Evolution is a unifying theme in biology; teaching it as such is the best way to show students what biology is about and how they can use evolution as a tool to understand our world. [Evolution] is as important an idea as there is in science - it is a great gift to give to students.
For those of us fortunate enough to live on a planet Earth that is approximately 4 billion years old, this statement of fact is indesputable. However, if you come from planet Creationism where earth is only 6,000 years old, you might take exception.

And you might present the author with an award: The Award for Most Dogmatic Indoctrinator in an Evolutionary Biology Course. That's what the odious Discovery Institute did when it took exception to this paragraph.

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