Monday, July 18, 2011

creationists know not what they do

Thinking about departed friend and colleague Niall Shanks today, and looking into his excellent God, the devil, & Darwin. Richard Dawkins wrote the foreword.

In Blind Watchmaker Dawkins notes something Shanks came to understand, though he didn't really get it yet back when he and I taught together at East Tennessee State University in the early '90s: creationists in our classrooms often mean well, but are simply uninformed about evolution. They know not what they do. Forgive them, teachers. Educate them.

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