The Real Censorship of Evolution
Darwinist Jerry Coyne decries censorship of evolution in schools in England:
As HuffPo and the British Humanist Association report, a secondary school for Jewish girls in Hackney, a part of London, have blacked out questions about evolution on the important "OCR" exam because such questions supposedly violate the students' faith...
Curiously, the HuffPo article doesn't mention that this brand of evolution-censorship is also on tap at a Muslim school in England...
Indeed, in my view, censorship of evolution is to be decried whenever and wherever it occurs. The irony is that the pervasive censorship of evolution in American education -- and there is much censorship of evolution in American schools -- is being imposed by Darwinist ideologues like Coyne.
If you are a teacher and you discuss the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory with your students, you are liable to receive a letter from an atheist legal organization such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation demanding that you present only the strengths, not the weaknesses, of neo-Darwinism, with the explicit threat of being dragged into federal court. Censorship doesn't get more blatant.
In school district after school district and state after state, Darwinists have gone to court to silence discussion of the strengths and weakness of evolutionary theory in schools. Instead of a genuinely scientific presentation of the theory of evolution and of the evidence for and against it, students too often are only taught a censored creed -- the Darwinist creed -- and are only presented with the limited evidence for Darwin's theory, without any of the extensive evidence calling into question Darwin's explanation for biological complexity and function.
Yes, let's decry censorship of evolution in schools. Let us present the science, which means opening discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory, without censorship.
I invite Coyne to join me in demanding uncensored teaching of evolution in public schools.