Our local paper, the Star Tribune is re-printing a New York Times story on the Philidelphia “Year of Evolution” …. Which is just fine. But the story has a comment section and it would sure be nice to have a few more pro-evolution comments on it. Please consider contributing to it, here.

Hope you get a chance to do it and that the Strib does not make it too difficult.

Comments

  1. #1 Bosutinib
    June 29, 2008

    That’s Philadelphia (you spelled it wrong).

    Science education is great and all, but I’m surprised anyone feels the need for a special Year of Evolution. Is this a serious part of the “culture war”? I’m still convinced there is no real culture war.

  2. #2 complex field
    June 29, 2008

    @bosutinib

    “I’m surprised anyone feels the need for a special Year of Evolution”. We need to raise awareness. It’s that simple.

    “Is this a serious part of the ‘culture war’”? [sic] I believe the only ones who seriously believe that there is such a war are the fundagelicals.

  3. #3 sailor
    June 29, 2008

    No cultue war? Well, war might be an overly strong term, but when half the population is completely ignorant of evolution, the foundation of the biological sciences, there is at the very least a failure of education.
    Since some of these same ignorant-about-evolution people are now infiltrating the school system with whacky ideas, while scientists’ objections have little effect, there is a conflict.
    For evidence of ignorance about evolution, I invite anyone to view the fundy comments attached to the Star Tribune article above. These guys are so ingorant it hurts.

  4. #4 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    June 29, 2008

    I went ahead and posted a comment, but I generally avoid the comments section of newspaper sites. They are usually full of ignorant trolls with an axe to grind, but in their case their axe has no blade. They are left polishing the handle, thinking they are making something sharp.

  5. #5 jim
    June 29, 2008

    I didn’t post a comment but did vote that I agreed with some comments and disagreed with others. (the evolution comments got thumbs up, the creation comments got thumbs down)

    I think it was a link to an article here that I found very fascinating. It was about the experiment with e.coli where it evolved into a new species. Great science.

  6. #6 jim
    June 29, 2008

    I didn’t post a comment but did vote that I agreed with some comments and disagreed with others. (the evolution comments got thumbs up, the creation comments got thumbs down)

    I think it was a link to an article here that I found very fascinating. It was about the experiment with e.coli where it evolved into a new species. Great science.

  7. #7 afarensis, FCD
    June 29, 2008

    Posted a comment…well, two actually (was having trouble with a link)…