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stevestory



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 02 2008,02:15   

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"We should teach students 21st-century science, not some watered-down version with phony arguments that nonscientists disingenuously call 'weaknesses,' " said Sahotra Sarkar, a professor of integrative biology at UT. "Calling 'intelligent design' arguments a weakness of evolution is like calling alchemy a weakness of chemistry, or astrology a weakness of astronomy."


http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6033188.html

   
dnmlthr



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 02 2008,02:44   

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"We should teach students 21st-century science, not some watered-down version with phony arguments that nonscientists disingenuously call 'weaknesses,' " said Sahotra Sarkar, a professor of integrative biology at UT. "Calling 'intelligent design' arguments a weakness of evolution is like calling alchemy a weakness of chemistry, or astrology a weakness of astronomy."

Nice and accurate zinger. As an added bonus, the most upvoted comments to the article were favourable to the argument Sarkar brought forth as well.

Of course, many other comments delved into the classics: teach the notroversy, just a theory etc.

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Guess what? I don't give a flying f*ck how "science works" - Ftk

  
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