[Plant-education] <no subject>

Sandra Johnson sjohnson at mtsu.edu
Wed Nov 9 10:10:40 EST 2005

i don't want to teach astrology or intelligent design, but i'm glad to 
hear effective explanations of why not, since i'm called on to explain 
this regularly to my nonmajor biology students. i haven't checked out 
that programme yet, but i will. i need more than righteous indignation 
to convince students of the validity of evolutionary theory.


William E Williams wrote:

> I was unable to access the interview with Sue Gamble, but egad, you  
> have to be kidding! "Intelligent design" is just old-fashioned  
> creationism in secular clothing -- why in the world would anyone on  
> this list advocate teaching it alongside evolution? It'd be sort of  
> like teaching astrology alongside astronomy (as part of the history  of 
> astronomy it would be quite reasonable, of course, as would  mention of, 
> say, William Paley or Bishop Wilberforce as part of the  history of 
> evolution).
> -W2
> On Nov 8, 2005, at 3:46 PM, David Alan Walker wrote:
>> Having heard Sue Gamble (of the Kansas State Board of Education)  
>> explain, so eloquently, why ”Intelligent Design” ought not to be  
>> taught alongside Evolution, I feel impelled to ask Plant Ed  
>> contributors how they feel about this matter? If you missed it, you  
>> can ‘Listen Again’ to her on  the BBC  ‘Today Programme’.
>>  Simply go to
>> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml#t,
>>  select 'Today' and 'Listen'. Then, by moving a marker along a bar  
>> until it reads 2:47:23 (hours minutes and seconds into the  broadcast) 
>> you will find that she started to speak round then.
>> Best regards
>> David
>> From David Walker, FRS., Emeritus Professor of Photosynthesis,  
>> University of Sheffield, UK.
>> http://www.oxygraphics.co.uk/
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