Teaching Evolution

A blog devoted to teaching evolution, both in our schools and in our communities.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Evolution Hall of Shame

A state legislator in Georgia has an interesting view:
A theory can be wrong. If it's wrong, or possibly could be wrong, don't teach it. Teach it with facts. If you've got facts to back it up, that's great,

That's Ben Bridges, a Republican from the Northern Georgia town of Cleveland. Dr. Sarah Pallas, a biology professor from Georgia State University has an intelligent and clear response:
The idea that matter is made of atoms is a theory. The idea that there is some kind of force that brings us back to earth if we jump up is a theory, it's called gravitational theory. If we're not allowed to talk about one theory, then we shouldn't be allowed to talk about all other theories.

3 Comments:

At 11:12 AM, Blogger dhodge said...

Some people of faith dismiss the idea of human evolution on the grounds that it can't be proved. Some secularists dismiss religion on the grounds that you can't prove the existence of a supreme being. Kind of funny how these two groups of people who like to think that they have nothing in common miss the point in a very similar way.

 
At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to agree. Religion is just a theory.

 
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