Thursday, February 03, 2005

Unnatural selection

The New York Times reports that in schools across the USA, teachers are skipping the chapter on evolution, "fearing protests from fundamentalists in their communities". And, apparently, principals of schools frequently discourage their teachers from discussing the subject in class.

This makes a mockery of education, of course, as Darwin's theory answers the most fundamental question humans can ask about themselves: How are we here? Besides natural selection, there is only one answer to that, and it is the wrong one.

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