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  •  Creationism is not science. We agree on that. (0+ / 0-)

    However, to say that the mythical concept of creationism shouldn't be mentioned in the historical context of Darwin's great struggle is the same as saying that Galileo's struggle against the Catholic church also shouldn't be mentioned when talking about a heliocentric universe.

    Of course the textbooks rightly discuss the controversy that Galileo dealt with and so should the controversy about Darwin and the way creationism has, and continues to effect education policy in Texas.

    Galileo was a scientist that had to deal with persecution and ignorance from conservatives, and so was Darwin. The only difference is that they finally excepted Galileo's science and they still haven't accepted Darwin's. These things take time, but ignoring the controversy doesn't help debunk the myth, if anything it allows it to go unchecked.

    "The government has got into the hands of the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy." -- Woodrow Wilson

    by DickMacgurn on Sun Apr 04, 2010 at 10:57:04 PM PDT

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