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Creationists: Please Have More Faith

I'd like to respond to Craig K. Svensson's article "A Creationist Responds" (The Scientist, January 26, 1987, p. 12). First, speaking as a scientist, it seems to me that the science curriculum taught in the public schools should be determined primarily on the basis of the science that practicing scientists are doing. A look at the scientific literature shows that this means evolution, not creationism. It's not even that mainstream scientists are, as is often suggested, closed to alternative idea

Philip Sakimoto
I'd like to respond to Craig K. Svensson's article "A Creationist Responds" (The Scientist, January 26, 1987, p. 12). First, speaking as a scientist, it seems to me that the science curriculum taught in the public schools should be determined primarily on the basis of the science that practicing scientists are doing. A look at the scientific literature shows that this means evolution, not creationism. It's not even that mainstream scientists are, as is often suggested, closed to alternative ideas; it's that creationists' ideas are by and large not presented to the scientific community for critique and evaluation.

A study quoted in Science (vol. 228, p. 837, May 17, 1985) showed that only 18 of 135,000 manuscripts submitted to 1,000 science and technical journals over a three-year period dealt with creationism. All (save three that were still under review at the time of the study) were rejected...

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