Consider the following words:
The evidence supporting evolution is overwhelming and comes from diverse disciplines, such as molecular biology, paleontology, comparative anatomy, ethology, and biochemistry. There is no controversy among biologists about whether evolution occurs, nor are there science-based alternative theories. Evolution is a unifying theme in biology; teaching it as such is the best way to show students what biology is about and how they can use evolution as a tool to understand our world. [Evolution] is as important an idea as there is in science – it is a great gift to give to students.
Well put. Whoever said these words deserves an award! And guess what. The author of this inspirational passage, our own Dr. Randy Moore of the University of Minnesota has indeed won an award based on his adherence to this kind of thinking.
But it is not what you may think…
For stating the above, for telling it like it is, for putting two and two together to come up with four, for saying what we all know to be true, Randy Moore has received the most prestigious award available in the area of Evolution vs. Creationism. The sought after, coveted ….
Award for Most Dogmatic Indoctrinator in an Evolutionary Biology Course
granted by none other than the Discovery Institute.
I don’t link to that site because I don’t want my blog to get herpes or anything. But here’s a picture of it:
Congratulations Randy! This is amazing! This makes you almost the Amazing Randy!
Pharyngula has a more detailed analysis of the award, here.