Thursday, March 11, 2004

A quick thought while traveling 

I'm waiting for a plane in the Minneapolis airport right now. Regarding this thread which has created a lot of comments, I think Steve Gigl from Hellooooo Chapter Two has summarized my feelings. As solid as evolutionary theory may be, one must honestly carry some doubts. What bothers me from the critiques of creationism is the ease with which dissenters to evolutionary theory are dismissed as cranks, fools, charlatans, or worse. It rubs me the wrong way, for it is the exact same tone that liberals on PC-infested campuses dismiss conservatives. "If you knew what I knew you'd agree with me" is lazy argumentation. If showing evolution is hard, perhaps time should be spent finding a better pedagogy to reach more people, rather than researching more on spotted moths.