History, Evolution, and The Darwin Debate

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Docility before ‘experts’

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

My Son the Expert! Part I: An Introducation to the Debate Over Evolution in Texas

As the world now knows, the TSBE ultimately voted with McElroy and against the majority of experts, adopting science standards that specify the precise headings under which Darwinian theory most urgently needs to be questioned — or, in the Board’s preferred language, “analyzed and evaluated.”

To follow the experts unthinkingly is simply the prestige path for most people. Such docility also explains the resistance of certain constituencies, from whom you’d expert better, to thinking fresh thoughts about Darwinian evolution.

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