From: Curtis Clark (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 29 2007 - 09:48:23 CDT
On 2007-09-29 00:56, William J Poser wrote:
> It seems to me that "scientific orientation" describes rather well
> the materialist, rationalist view that leads one to be dismissive
> of revealed religion, especially in its fundamentalist forms.
> I don't know of any studies, but my experience of people who use
> Darwin fish, a rather small minority, is that they are people who
> know perfectly well both what the theory of evolution is and
> what creationism. I see no basis for your skepticism.
I taught evolution for a number of years. Based on what the students,
predominantly biology majors, knew of the subject at the beginning of
the class, at least in southern California the number of Darwin fishes
exceeds the number of people who have a basic understanding of
evolution. Perhaps Darwin fishes are more available in soCal, or perhaps
people are more likely to decorate their cars (there are plenty of
yellow "Support Our Troops" ribbons, more often coupled with Christian
fishes than Darwin fishes).
-- Curtis Clark http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/ Director, I&IT Web Development +1 909 979 6371 University Web Coordinator, Cal Poly Pomona
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