We fancy, for the following communications position, Zack Kopplin, that young guy who was freaked because Louisiana schoolteachers needn’t shout Darwindreck at their classes any more*. But as Adam Deen tells us:
When I organised evolution conference to debate the topic of Islam and evolution, there was an obscene backlash. We were labelled as deviants by a prominent Wahhabi preacher for merely having such a debate. One of the guest lecturers was even “excommunicated” for seeking to reconcile the scientific perspective with the faith. More.
These guys should be way easier to talk to than a Bayou teacher who has read Darwin’s Doubt.
The Islamic State group has declared patriotic songs blasphemous and ordered that certain pictures be torn out of textbooks. …
The new curriculum even went so far as to explicitly ban Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution—although it was not previously taught in Iraqi schools.
Come to think of it, what’s Darwin’s friend, Nick “bookburner” Matzke, doing these days? Matzke could doubtless help. He’d get along with people who tear pages out of books.
Then, leaving all these people to get along with each other as only they know how, the rest of us can investigate the nature of reality.
See also: What the fossils told us in their own words
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