Friday, September 02, 2005

The End of Science Education

Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne warn accepting 'intelligent
design' in science classrooms would have disastrous

Thursday September 1, 2005
The Guardian

"It sounds so reasonable, doesn't it? Such a modest proposal.
Why not teach "both sides" and let the children decide for
themselves? As President Bush said, "You're asking me
whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the
answer is yes." At first hearing, everything about the phrase "both
sides" warms the hearts of educators like ourselves."

"Without needing to make a single good point in any argument, [Intelligent Design theory] would have won the right for a form of supernaturalism to be recognised as an authentic part of science. And that would be the end of science education in America.",13026,1559743,00.html
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