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Saturday, January 19, 2013

I Thought Creationism Was Bulshytt …

… but now I'm not so sure.

A 19-year-old history major from Louisiana, starting at the age of 14, with backing from a philosophy professor, has been organizing opposition to a law that allows teachers in Louisiana to bring in supplemental materials that may disagree with the approved lessons. These non-scientists have been organizing a petition signed by Nobel Prize winners. To make matters worse, they're also opposing school vouchers.

I don't trust people who oppose school vouchers. I don't trust petitions by scientists. I don't trust people who derive far-reaching conclusions from a middle-school level of understanding. I don't trust scientific controversies organized by non-scientists. The only anti-trust cue they missed was getting Peace and Literature winners on the Nobel-Prize-winner petition.

On the other hand, the Creationists have their own petitions. Lest we forget, there was also the Scope's trial, a far more blatant attempt to get State backing of an intellectual position than opposing school vouchers.

I won't more than mention that the laws in question can also be used by evolutionists against any attempt at a Creationist monopoly.

Addendum: I just remembered this very strong series of arguments against Intelligent Design (maybe they're arguments in favor of Silly Design).


Blogger Becky Hargrove said...

I should know better but I'm going to bite - what do you think of entrepreneurial knowledge options in communities at the level of individual petition for support?

10:56 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

I think that sounds like a homework problem.

8:59 PM  

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