William Butler Yeats noted, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
The highest calling for a great museum like Dixon’s is not to be a refuge. It is to be a portal — a portal for scientific discovery.
The NCSE is troubled, but this just sounds like solid science. I’m all for critical analysis of data, evaluating conclusions, and rigorous scientific inquiry.
Global-warming public intellectuals have warned the media that if they allow skeptics to have a voice in stories, they will boycott giving comment.
If the future of science is really at risk, then surely not debating evolution is folly.