> From: Louis van de Zande <L.P.W.G.M.van.de.Zande at biol.rug.nl>
> Subject: Re: Help me stand up for Darwin
> From: Ingvald Straume <ingvald at nordi.no>
> Here is a nice example how adaptation works in practice. How to get
> creationist ideas into a moderated newsgroup. An then to recall that
> this moderation was installed just to get rid of these postings. I
> have to hand it to them.....nice thinking. Moderators.....your move.
Pardon me, but as one of probably many who replied to the teacher in
question, I regarded his post as a genuine plea for help in the face
of a hostile and well-organised indoctrination campaign waged by
fanatics. I regard myself as being sufficiently well-educated as to
be immune to infection by that particular set of memes; consequently,
seeing them occasionally does not harm me. On the contrary, it
reminds me that as practicing biologists we should be willing to
share knowledge /arguments with people who genuinely need to know.
Good call, moderators!
Ed Rybicki, PhD
Dept Microbiology | ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za
University of Cape Town | rybicki at uctvms.uct.ac.za
Private Bag, Rondebosch | phone: x27-21-650-3265
7700, South Africa | fax: x27-21-689 7573
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