Teaching Evolution

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

Monday, July 04, 2005

Patriotism

On this Fourth of July, I think one of the most patriotic things a person can do is dissent from popular opinion. For the purposes of this blog, that means defending evolution in settings where it's not popular. If you live in a place where there's a lot of hostility to evolution, consider writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

Larry D. Martin of Flowood, Mississippi, has a great letter in the July 1 Clarion Ledger. He explains what a theory is and refutes an uninformed letter that had appeared previously in the paper.

Flowood is a town of 4,750 residents. I'm betting there are a lot of people there who strongly support having real science education in their local schools. Mr. Martin has given voice to all of them. Good for him.

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