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DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: SHUT YOUR YAP!

Scientists remind me of what Israeli politicians say about the Palestinians: "They never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."

Here is what the President actually said: "'I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,' Bush said. 'You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.'

Here's an idea: Take the President at his word and expose students to different ideas, and in a dispassionate, ruthlessly logical way, demonstrate why ID does not hold up as science.

Oh, don't get me wrong, I know that none of you would ever do that. After all: You're right! (and, yes, I agree: You are right.) The data prove it! (and, yes, it does). Anybody who can't see that is an idiot! And so the ID people win again.

In other words, scientists, who are far more educated, relying on flawless logic, and with all the physical evidence on their side, are losing to their opposites. And you guys think that they're the idiots.

Scientists have to learn how to educate, not simply point to data. To educate means to learn the true needs of your students and address those needs. Let them tell you their objections to ID and ask them about those objections. Then ask another question. Then, when you fully understand, you can teach.

Bush has just thrown his full support to you:"'I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought,' Bush said. 'You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes.'

Instead of embracing him as an ally, you guys sit around making up reasons why he is a moron. Yeah, that's it, it's everybody else's fault that they're too stupid to understand how brilliant you are.

Comment Posted By Jeff Z On 2.08.2005 @ 15:57


 


 


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