A bill approved yesterday by the Indiana Senate to allow the teaching of creationism in public schools is being criticized as bad science education by Discovery Institute, the nation’s leading intelligent design think tank.
Censorship, once indulged and condoned, doesn’t end just because one taboo debate has been suppressed.
We argue about what the revered and beloved thinkers of the past believed about evolution because most of us have the inkling that their wisdom was greater than our own.
Those who think the evolution debate is just about evolution had better think again. It’s about the freedom of scientific discussion and inquiry.
You don’t need to be an ID proponent or a Darwin-doubter to be troubled by dogmatic teaching of evolution in the classroom: just ask Martin Gaskell.