In Louisiana last year, we reported on how the defenders of Darwinist dogmatism were forced to repudiate objectivity, claiming it was a Creationist Plot. Then, in this year's debate over Texas state science standards, the Science Police deployed their forces against language that would have required schools to discuss the "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theories.
Texas education officials apparently had not been schooled on the appropriate practice of dogmatism, and didn't realize that critical thinking of any kind about the Approved Opinions is inappropriate.
Now, Eugenie Scott, head of the National Center of Science Education has detected two more heads of the many-headed hydra of the Creationist Conspiracy, again in Texas: analysis and evaluation. So let's go over the things that the Darwinist Dogmatists have opposed in the debate over the teaching of science:
- Critical thinking skills (LA)
- Logical analysis (LA)
- Open discussion of scientific theories (LA)
- Objective discussion of scientific theories (LA)
- Discussion of strengths and weaknesses of scientific theories (TX)
- Analysis (TX)
- Evaluation (TX)