Double Helixes and Double Crosses (was: Favorite NON-fiction)

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Tue Jan 28 14:01:56 PST 2003

> But telling the kids "there are other ways, but we don't have 
> time to discuss them" leaves the door wide open for the 
> nutcases.  I once sat through a sermon that "proved" that 
> Creationism is "more scientific" than Evolution.

fair enough.  But there are a dozen and one ways to
say "The apple is red".  In the relating of facts
in regards to history, science, math, english, etc.,
I think (and I'll be the first to admit that I've got
outlandish views on things) it's better to explain that
we're giving an overview, or a simplification, then to
explain something as fact and then later say that you have
to alter the fact, or add to it.  As a kid, it bugged the
hell out of me (and, in fact, instilled in me a distrust of
adults and what they said that's carried over into my adult
life.  'Course, I'm paranoid, so...:).

And well, heck.  Given enough time, I suppose anything can
be "proved" to at least one persons way of thinking....