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logisticslad
Aug. 30th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
If I were still teaching Intro Bio at Drexel, I would definitely include this theory in my Alternatives to Evolution lecture. I used to present the pros and cons of Evolution theory, Creationism, and UFOism with equivalent delivery (but making it clear which I believed). I told the students that I didn't care which they personally believed as long as they could answer questions about each on the exam. I still occasionally received a complaints from students who didn't understand why they were being asked to learn Evolution when it was a "disgusting lie." Interestingly, they didn't comment on UFOism.
esprix
Aug. 30th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
There was actually a class called "Alternatives to Evolution?" What alternative is there - remaining protoplasm? GAH!
logisticslad
Aug. 30th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
No, no. Not a class by itself - a lecture within the Intro Bio for non-majors class. I had to carefully facilitate discussion during that lecture as well. What I tried to do was to suggest to the students that they were in college to be taught how to think about these things, not to blindly memorize/accept them. This idea was very difficult for Fundamentalist-raised students to cope with.
esprix
Aug. 30th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, in that context, sounds like you might have actually made a difference. Nice!
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