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Re: Re: Field Museum redux
>You are correct. Creationism is a pseudo science.
>Why not show what its "tenets" are and compare to
>evidence presented by science.
>Also creationism is not necessarily a religion, nor
>allied with a specific religion.
While creationism is not necessarily allied with a specific religion, the
requirement of a supernatural intelligence organizing the cosmos is pretty
damn close to religion. And, of course, Creationism as currently expressed in
the U.S. *IS* allied with fundamentalist Protestantism. I don't see that
many people arguing that we should teach students that the Earth was formed
from the skull of the Frost Giant Ymir, slain by Villi, Ve, and Odin... ;-)
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742