Dr. Stat

Dr. Stat is a Statistics Professor. This blog is his opportunity to share ideas and opinions about education (especially math education), politics, and whatever else comes up.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Evolution Litigation

Some people are so afraid of competing ideas that they find it necessary to petition the courts to have them supressed. So it is with supporters of Darwinism, whose constant refrain "Evolution is a Fact and all who oppose it are uninformed, superstitious religious nuts (heretics)" is just about as convincing as the Flat-Earthers' claims. If the facts are on your side, why are you afraid of competing ideas? Go ahead and discuss them, oppose them, and disprove them, if you can. If you can't, well, maybe there's a reason for it. What about academic freedom, free speach, the free exchange of ideas? The schools are apparently no place for such things.

The ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) is tackling the case, as David Limbaugh reports on his blog, with a link to the ACLJ site here.