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Devil in Dover: Alternet on Darwin debate

July 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Creationists Cling to Unreality
By Nathan Schneider, AlterNet. Posted July 31, 2008.

Battling creationists will not fix science education. Teaching science will.

An interesting article at Alternet, ironic after yesterday’s post, and here is a comment I left at the article:

Why is the liberal blogosphere filled with Darwin dummies?
Posted by: nemonemini on Jul 31, 2008 6:28 AM

While holding no brief for creationists, the fact remains that the Dover trial was a triumph of Darwin propaganda against the bungling of the creationists. Let us grant the questions of church and state and the inevitability of the ruling on constitutional grounds. But the fact remains that Darwinism is flawed and violent pseudo-theory serving the ideology of powerful establishments and the parents of many children are sick of it being promoted as ‘science’, especially in the legal system. The judge at the trial did a lot of playing to the gallery and in the commotion a simple point was lost: a team of quibling lawyers such as we saw could just as well expose the flaws in Darwinian selectionist theory, twice before breakfast, but instead were given the chance to throw the whole weight of ridicule onto the creationists. We deserve to have ‘Darwin on Trial’ and didn’t get it.
The liberal blogosphere has been brainwashed here and a little of investigative journalism might help on this issue, to expose the falseness of the Darwinian paradigm domination. Forget the creationists for a moment, and set the house of science in order.

Comment from author of the article:

Nathan Schneider said,
July 31, 2008 at 8:52 am ·

You might be interested in an article of mine, a review of Lauri Lebo’s “The Devil in Dover,” which is an excellent book about the Dover “monkey” trial. The review appeared in today’s edition of AlterNet. I’m always eager for feedback, so I’d love to hear from you about the piece. And if you choose to mention my article on Darwiniana please let me know so I can take a look.

On AlterNet:
http://www.alternet.org/rights/93188/despite_overwhelming_evidence%2C_creationists_cling_to_unreality/?page=entire

Some reflections on the article on my blog, The Row Boat:
http://www.therowboat.com/2008/07/can-creationism-go-on-forever/


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