Is the New Phrase From IDers, "Thinking Critically"?

Seems like it. Sigh...I thought this site would be a joke when I found out about it recently, and in my opinion it is, but for all the wrong reasons. They're setting up another idea that if you try to stop ID from being taught in schools, you're not allowing them to "critically analyze aspects of chemical and biological evolutionary theories." Oh, please, IDers, give it up and stop whining! What, should math books now have stickers that say, "Calculus is a theory, not a fact. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." Or should books on accounting state, "Accounting is a theory, not a fact. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." Or how about books on chemistry: "Chemistry is a theory, not a fact. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered." OK, I know I'm going a bit overboard here, but my point is that skepticism should be a part of everyone's intellectual bag of tools; it shouldn't be limited to biology or chemistry or history or any academic endeavour. IDers completely miss this point. They're clearly only interested in pushing religion on to students, and that's flat-out wrong.

* Posted at 01.17.2005 02:13:56 PM CST | Link *

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