Black and White Thinking
There's a letter to the editor (page slow to load) in the Redding Record- Searchlight today with the writer bothered by those claiming the biblical version of creation is foolish. Most of the comments to his letter seem to be ridiculing his letter and suggesting evolution is the only valid scientific theory. I'm not religious at all, but I'll side with the writer of the letter on this one.
It's appalling how so many seem to immediately take a black vs. white, us vs. them attitude on such things. I'm sure most of the evolutionists get their knee jerk reaction from being leftists with a strong distaste for religion. But why such a simplistic view of things, especially on something that will likely never be proven one way or the other?
I suppose it's because science and religion, like everything else nowadays is pretty much politicized.
I liked the way my old 7th grade science teacher, Mr. Clayborn, covered evolution vs. creationism. He spent an entire class session presenting views from each side, all the time asking for input and questions from us. He ended by simply suggesting there was no way of knowing for sure, but maybe there's a bit of truth to both beliefs.
I liked that, even back then in 1969. It's a shame to see such even handed and level headed thinking go by the wayside.