I have strong opinions about creationism, but I usually don’t voice them here. Even discussing it is giving it too much attention. I prefer just to ignore it, like I ignore astrology, palm reading and other crazy pseudo-sciences.
The reason I mention it today is that today a new Danish website on evolution goes online: evolution.dk
The purpose is to present the science of evolution (yeah, it is called the theory of evolution, but it is science, damn it!) and discuss the various myths about it made up by creationists and their pseudo scientist bedfellows in “intelligent” design.
Anyway, rant off…
I guess it is good to have some public discussion of this, even if I would prefer to kill it with silence. After all, if only one part in the discussion is heard, you will get the wrong impression about the controversy. Mind you, the controversy I’m referring to here is not a scientific one, but one between scientists and religion.
And there is a bit of a debate going on now in the media. Tonight there will be a television show on it, and there was a piece on the new website in my morning paper today.
We also have two seminars on this next week at BiRC, that I plan to attend. The speakers are not from BiRC but from Science Studies, the group we share our building with.
Anyway, if you can read Danish, go check out their website.