Friday, December 23, 2005

Kenneth Miller on ID

Going back a few months, Kenneth Miller, the Brown University molecular biologist has a short, insightful article on the Cobb County evolution sticker. The sticker reads as follows:

Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.

Miller looks beyond the wording of the sticker, suggesting:

Think about that. The sticker told students that there was just one subject in their textbooks that had to be approached with an open mind and critically considered. Apparently, we are certain of everything in biology except evolution. That is nonsense. What that sticker should have told students is what our textbook makes clear: Everything in science should be approached with critical thinking and an open mind.

True, indeed.

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