Ancora Imparo

24 January 2007

Teach the “Controversy”

Filed under: biology,environment,evolution,global warming,politics,science — Darmok @ 07:28 UTC

Doonesbury comic
Doonesbury, published on 14 January 2007. See full-sized version.

Teaching the controversy is fine, as long as one is clear that the controversy is a social/religious one and and not a scientific one.


  1. Oh yeah, but the controversy is so much easier to understand, isn’t it? Also, immersing oneself in the intellectual thrust and parry of a controversy doesn’t actually require that one give up his or her beliefs if evidence fails to support them. The controversy, in fact, seeks to cloud evidence and obscure its meaning. A scientist can never do that and still call himself a scientist.

    Comment by penseroso — 24 January 2007 @ 16:01 UTC

  2. Yup—if you can’t refute it, at least try to stir up some doubt!

    Comment by Darmok — 25 January 2007 @ 08:46 UTC

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