Creationism (a.k.a. zombie science)

Glenn Branch of the National Center for Science Education recently wrote an article entitled “Zombie Jamboree in Texas” in which he compares the creationist movement to such zombie flicks as “Dawn of the Dead”.

As humorous as this might seem, Branch’s article clearly points out why this issue is so important–and why the outcome in Texas is important for the nation as a whole.

Three creationists were just appointed to a six-member committee to review a draft set of Texas state biology standards, which determine what is taught in Texas’s public school science classrooms and the content of the biology textbooks approved for use in the state. And since Texas is one of the largest textbook markets in the country, what happens to textbooks there is relevant to the content of textbooks everywhere.

Click here to read the rest of the article.


5 Responses to “Creationism (a.k.a. zombie science)”

  1. Nice post. Thanks for the addition to the Blogroll by the way. I’m not sure how long it’s been there so sorry if I’m late in thanking you 😛

  2. Steven Barlow Says:

    Creationism is in fact not a threat against any individual. Because if one person accepts that each and every individual is created by God, then he has respect for everyone he comes across despite their races, nationalities, appearance, education, tendencies etc. This kind of an attitude in society will bring mutual tolerance and peace.

    Evolutionism however is the contrary when it divides people as to superior-inferior, developed-underdeveloped, etc. Eugeny movement is an embarrassment in history when thousands were killed due to some people judging against others and classifying them as inferiors.

    This point should be taken into consideration for the benefit of all.

  3. I can see your point that perhaps creationism itself is not a threat to anyone. But that’s also not the point of my article or the article I linked to. The point, which you seem to have missed, is that teaching creationism in a science class is a detriment to our children’s science education.

    Teaching evolution, contrary to what some creationists preach, is not responsible for anyone practicing eugenics or for the prejudicial feelings of anyone alive. This point has been countered time and time again.

  4. I agree with Steven Barlow, he brings up excellent points.

    I see no reason why one should be favored over the other. Both are rational and based off the same evidence – so why look at it in terms or right and wrong when we have no cooperating evidence to support that line of thought?

  5. Squiggle–

    How are the two based off the same evidence?

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