"This (evolution controversy) is a very, very weird situation that we're in," she said. "It's a game that we (science teachers) don't know how to play. It's 'he said, she said,' and we're used to proving things scientifically.This is an excellent example of something that has been discussed in CYD lately, and was part of this past weekend's YDA by the Bay focus: there needs to be a Democrat in every race, for every office, at every level, in every jurisdiction and political subdivision in the country.
UC Berkeley biology Professor David Lindberg tells the story of a Christian pastor who appeared at the classroom of a Contra Costa County teacher on the first day of school.
The pastor had a simple question for the teacher: "How do you plan to teach biology this year?"
The implication of such visits to teachers, according to Lindberg and other evolutionary theory defenders: You'd better at least mention intelligent design or some other critique of evolution or you'll have to answer to some angry parents or other clergy. Or possibly the school board. Or a court.
Which is why organizations such as the 2nd Century Project are so important. But more on them soon . . . .