Reasonable people are capable of thinking about complex issues without resorting to simplistic oversimplifications. These two scholarly types discuss what seems obvious but lacks traction amongst most people. What can be done to make these voices heard and more importantly, accepted?
posted by mulligan
on Feb 24, 2006 -
Creationism in our schools may be more a product of liberal relativism than of Christian Fundamentalism."But even on a seemingly clear-cut issue such as creationism, the division is not so sharp. Liberals have often been at the forefront of questioning the authority of science. It is liberals who have argued that science education should respect cultural differences and that the curriculum should be immediately relevant to everyday life of students. Creationists have leapt at the opportunity presented by educational theories to put the knowledge of pupils on the same level as that as scientists, by putting forward the demand to 'teach the controversy'."
Previous (and very different) MetaFilter discussion of ID here. Current FPP about the dangers of PC liberalism here.
posted by OmieWise
on Mar 9, 2005 -