Re: [SACC-L] Ben Stein: First the Movie, Now the Commentary on Evolution
- The Christian Right is really hopping onto the Blame Science bandwagon, as if science claimed to be moral ideology.
I read a letter to the editor in the Mpls Star Tribune the other day that commented on the traveling Eugenics exhibit now at the Minnesota Science Museum. The writer insisted that the sterilization programs sponsored by the Eugenics movement were no different than the arguments of pro-choice supporters....
Deborah J. Shepherd, Ph.D.
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Coon Rapids Campus
phone number: 763-433-1195
>>> "bdlqvcc" <blynch@...> 3/7/2008 7:50 AM >>>A while back I shared links to a Ben Stein movie that criticizes
education in the US for its "promotion of evolution." Stein's movie
represents another attempt to play on ill informed understanding of
science and evolution, to deepen the misunderstanding rather than clear
it up. His latest commentary does more of the same, and in fact takes
the new tack of linking the theory of evolution to societal racism and
the Holocaust. ...not just to say that racists have used an
evolutionary framework to justify their belefs, or to say that Hitler
et al. used some theads of evolutionary understanding to underpin
their "final solution," but to say instead that the theory of
evolution itself "gave us social Darwinism" which gave us the
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