I would really like to meet you gunga, I truly would.
What are the museum hours?
And Wilso, we need a more up-to-date photo of that infant!!!
They are permitted to use the word "adaptation" but only to refer to a current characteristic of an organism, not as a product of evolutionary change via natural selection. They cannot even use the term "natural selection." Bob feared that not being able to use evolutionary terms and ideas to answer his students' questions would lead to reinforcement of their misconceptions.
But Bob's personal issue was more specific, and the prohibition more insidious. In his words, "I am instructed NOT to use hard numbers when telling kids how old rocks are. I am supposed to say that these rocks are VERY VERY OLD ... but I am NOT to say that these rocks are thought to be about 300 million years old."
The explanation that had been given to Bob by his supervisors was that their science facility is in a delicate position and must avoid irritating some religious fundamentalists who may have their fingers on the purse strings of various school districts.
It seems that teachers at some schools are forbidden to use the word evolution in the classroom.
The American people basically do not want their children being indoctrinated in left-wing pinko ideological doctrines which masqerade as scientific theories, particularly when those doctrines have patholotical social effects.
Watch our FM, there's somethin' mangy nippin at yer heals.
Spendi, your argument concerning the social impact of evolution theory being taught is non-existent at best.
Quote:Spendi, your argument concerning the social impact of evolution theory being taught is non-existent at best.
I do believe you fail to understand my position but I'll allow that you are in the majority on here doing so.
Evolution is taught here in the UK, yet we clearly don't see any social pathologies.