In Richard Day's blog, Kentucky School News and Commentary, he has, today, an interesting post on the controversy surrounding Ken Ham's Creation Museum. At the end of the otherwise temperate and informative post is this strange comment: "The Family Foundation's Martin Cothran absolutely shrieks in an Op-Ed in the Courier-Journal."
What exactly is that supposed to mean? Shrieks what? That one of the obligations of science is to avoid being dismissive of alternative views on scientific questions just because they go against the prevailing winds of scientific opinion? That dogmatism is not a useful virtue in a discipline that prides itself on open-mindedness?
Surely Day is not trying to prove my point by being dismissive himself? Perish the thought.
Day's blog is normally the best site going on Kentucky school news. Maybe he just had a bad day.