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Peter Henderson

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 21 2009,12:58   

Thought this would have made it onto the Panda's Thumb main page. From NCSE stalwart Joshua Rosenau, a talk presented to the AAAS:

He begins with Theodosius Dobzhansky's famous statement:

"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution"

YECs will have none of this though. Just listening to Dr. David Menton the other day on RTV, Menton, who is highly qualified and who was really pushing his scientific credentials e.g."I have a PhD in cell biology from Brown University, I worked in biological research for several years, I was professor of the year on several ocassions" etc. etc etc."and yet I am a young Earth creationist", made the point over and over again that this simply isn't the case. In other words "you can teach biology without even mentioning evolution". British YEC Sylvia Baker also comes off with this statement. So there's no convincing them, I'm afraid.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 21 2009,13:59   

Menton and others are pushing the teaching of natural history, not biology. Natural history doesn't require evolution, since it is the quintessential "stamp collecting" approach to science.

"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker

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