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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sadly, the New Orleans Cty Council favors repeal of LSEA

See this article on the NCSE blog.

However ,at the end of the day, the majority of thepublic still favors teaching both the strengths and weaknesses of evolution. Who on the New Orleans City Council represents these people? No one.

Yeah,yeah, yeah, I have heard the trite expression, "science is not a democracy," a million times , But the New Orleans City Council is supposed to represent a democracy.

The supercilious trolls here will of course applaud this action. But suppressing reasonable scientific criticisms of evolution is extremely anti-science. and anti-intellectual. Being forced to confront these criticisms enhances our understanding of evolution and biology in general. If these criticisms raise doubts of the validity of evolution theory, well,that's too bad, isn't it? People who think that evolution theory has no weaknesses are not inclined to seek such weaknesses or study them. Consider co-evolution, for example. Many people just dismiss it as mere "mutual evolutionary pressure," presenting no special problems. But these people don't understand co-evolution at all. The articles in this blog's two post label groups on Non--ID Criticisms of Evolution (see left sidebar) show that co-evolution is much more complicated than this.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Lazarus said...

I had to post this comment by-Lazarus, due to software glitch--Larry

well as one super silly fool I should point out we don't actually exist in a democracy, but rather a republic. But, that is really a trite thing to say. The real deal here my friend is that representatives of the people are elected to lead. Now often that is doing "the will of the people," but sometimes not. Sometimes the representive has to follow their own hearts and minds. They will either be rewarded or punished at election time. I doubt anyone New Orleans will lose their position over this subject.

Friday, May 13, 2011 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

>>>>> The real deal here my friend is that representatives of the people are elected to lead. Now often that is doing "the will of the people," but sometimes not.<<<<<

Here is not
>>>>> Sometimes the representive has to follow their own hearts and minds.<<<<<<

I think the majority of the public supports LSEA. Who are the council members to set themselves up as having better judgment than the public? I have given some reasons why LSEA is a good idea and you have not countered any of those reasons. LSEA is also constitutional.


>>> I doubt anyone New Orleans will lose their position over this subject.<<<

Too bad. It could be a cotributing factor.

BTW, when the Dover school board incumbents lost by small margins, it is believed that the mainreason was potential lawsuit costs, not the ID policy.

Friday, May 13, 2011 12:36:00 PM  

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