“The "dogmatic and closed-minded" attitude you speak of is based on actual evidence...are you not dogmatic and closed-minded about fairies at the bottom of your garden or when confronted by a flat earth advocate?”
“@Flatboater1....Really? Do you seriously think that by putting words in quotation marks and calling a primordial soup goo, you are casting even the slightest doubt on the facts of evolution...quite the opposite. You show a profound and wanton ignorance of the science of biology and by doing so, further weaken what little credibility you have. Educate yourself.”
flaboater1 on Mar 28, 2013 at 07:44:56
“Fcts are proven and you can not prove it...Call it what is is a theory, and then we can agree on a basis to start.”
“How do you teach real science in a sensitive way? You teach facts. Do you some how wrap them in bubble wrap...what would be an example of sensitively saying, "evolution is a fact, and the explaination in the bible is a myth"...its by trying to pander to the religious that you leave the door open for nuts like Wise to come through. Science is science. It is confrontational to religion and belittles the myth of the bible.”
tomteboda on Mar 19, 2011 at 01:26:47
“Well, for starters, you don't call students names when they have sincerely held religious views. You explain that they are welcome to their personal beliefs, but for the purposes of the course, they will be graded on knowledge of the material covered. This is not the experience many people have with some teachers, who use evolution as a springboard to literally proselytize athiesm. I've seen it happen, and suspect many who feel strongly about "co-teaching" nonscientific philosophies on the origin of life have as well.
Science is not confrontational to religious belief, nor does it "belittle the myth of the Bible." These are your own nonscientific beliefs that you support in the same way many religious people draw on isolated facts to support creationism. Science addresses a different sphere of question than religion, and attempts to conflate "how" with "why" only result in such meaningless dichotomies that you present.”