How about another sample of creationist nonsense from my mailbag? I wrote about Caroline Crocker back in February—she’s the Intelligent Design creationist who was released from her job teaching biology at George Mason University, and I said she had demonstrated incompetence in the discipline, and deserved to be let go. That article seems to elicit regular bursts of outrage from the creationists, who don’t seem to have been able to comprehend it.
SOOO it is ok for you and others to teach YOUR OPINIONS in the classroom documented only by YOUR OPINIONS and most not supported by fact. However, according to your article, if a theory other than YOURS – creation – is taught, it is an infringement upon you and others of your persuasion. I believe that Caroline has done a noble thing. She is giving students an opportunity to decide for themselves. You apparently do not. Let me tell you, sir, that I believe your view of the world stands as an infringement upon my rights in the classroom. I happen to believe in creationism and you and others like you have infringed upon my rights by teaching only one way to look at the world. I will argue no further but I guess IN TIME, we will all know the truth. If I am right, I will gain eternity. If I am wrong, I lose nothing. On the other hand, you, my friend, will have lost everything.
As I thought was clear from my article, this isn’t about opinions—it’s about teaching evidence-based science, something Crocker was unable to do. She wasn’t teaching the facts, she actually had many of her ideas completely wrong, and contrary to the facts.I don’t care what you believe—believe whatever you want—but a science classroom is a place for solid theory backed by observation and experiment, not the whims of the religious.
And please…Pascal’s Wager? Does this creationist also believe she must follow Moslem law to maximize her chances of avoiding Jahannum?