Sorry, kids, but you’re just too stupid
|May 21, 2005||Posted by William Dembski under Education, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Teenagers, high school students, take note. The evolutionary establishment thinks you are just too stupid to grasp weaknesses and alternatives to the theory of evolution that gets peddled in all your high school biology textbooks (i.e., neo-Darwinism). For a sampler of just how intellectually challenged they think you are, go here and here. I especially like this last reference, which includes the following statement:
Another manifestation of the misdirection of the ID movement is the ludicrous notion that high schools are the appropriate venue for intricate debate about the finer points of evolutionary science. Any public school science teacher will tell you itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s already a minor miracle if a 16-year-old can accurately summarize The Origin of Species, or pinpoint the Galapagos Islands on an atlas. Raising questions about the cellular structure of the flagellum [note that the flagellum is actually a subcellular structure] is unlikely to exercise most students until grad school. The only reason for raising such questions before state education authorities is not to deepen the scientific understanding of teenagers but rather to sow deliberate confusion.
Okay, all you 16-year olds, here are some URLs your need to check out:
**Darwin’s Origin of Species online — go here.
**Summary of Darwin’s Origin of Species — go here.
**Accessible account of the bacterial flagellum — go here.
Once you’ve looked at these, get back to me whether you’re still too stupid and confused.