7/4/2011

Critical Thinking and/or Creationism (in Tennessee)

Filed under: — Bravus @ 12:01 pm

Kind of ambivalent about this story, really. Critical thinking is a good thing. Science should involve students critiquing theories and considering evidence:

http://www.metropulse.com/news/2011/apr/06/critical-thinking-or-creationism-tennessee-classro/

But considering the sources, you have to wonder: I’d have no issues at all if the same standards of critical thinking are applied to both evolutionary theory and intelligent design theory. The worry for me is if this bill was used as cover to present a heap of creationist critiques of evolution while at the same time presenting ID as settled science…

But I really do think it’s possible to ‘teach the controversy’ without indoctrinating.

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