Monday, August 22, 2005

The New York Times Teaches the Controversy- And Nobody Got Hurt

The New York Times' latest installment in their series on evolution, intelligent design and the current debate includes a sidebar entitled "What's Wrong With Evolution?" Although they do not do an especially good job of presenting the arguments on both sides, they at least show how it can be done without bringing in the Bible, Creationism, or anything that could be considered to violate the US Constitution. It shows how the discussion can be conducted by only appealing to scientific evidence. It is going to be increasingly difficult for the dogmatic Materialists to insist on banning this kind of information from classrooms.

I have to add that they completely botch the arguments based on the Cambrian Explosion. I do not know if this was intentional or merely a matter of ineptitude, but hopefully this will prompt people to dig deeper. For a better articulation of the issues raised by the Cambrian Explosion, check this out.


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